updating a very old Macports install

Bruce J. Carter cerfdog at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 10:48:17 PST 2015

Ok I have followed the directions, everything goes along fine for a bit, then I get a registry lock error and have to manually instal the problem package, it does not do it to every package, but I have to babysit it. I also have to comment to package out of the package list to prevent the exclusive registry lick error.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance!



> On Feb 11, 2015, at 15:55, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
>> On Feb 11, 2015, at 15:32, Bruce J. Carter wrote:
>> I need some suggestions or ideas, I've been trying upgrade a Macports install that's at least 3 years old, there has been two OS upgrades in between (Mavericks & Yosemite). I get to a certain point and I get errors. Some errors I've been able to over come, but I am stuck at this point, I have a bunch of built ports that won't install that are inactive. I am trying to avoid cleaning and reinstalling everything.
> We typically leave port upgrade paths in place for one year, so you should upgrade your ports at least that often, and hopefully much more frequently. 
> Base upgrade paths stay in place for years. 
> The upgrade process when you change the OS X version is to uninstall MacPorts and all ports, then reinstall:
> https://trac.macports.org/wiki/Migration
> If that's what you're trying to do and you're running into problems, let us know what they are.

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