port migration

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 15:09:03 PST 2015

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Fielding, Eric J (329A) <
eric.j.fielding at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

>  I recently got a new computer running Yosemite, and I used the Mac OS X
> migration system to only copy over my home directory from the Time Machine
> backup of my old 10.7 machine. I then installed Xcode and MacPorts base. I
> read the MacPorts page on migration to a new OS, and the first step for
> reinstalling all the ports is "port -qv installed > myports.txt”. Do I need
> to copy over the whole /opt/local directory tree from my old machine to be
> able to use this command to get the list of ports that I had before?

I'd just run it on the old machine and copy the output over, since you'd
just be removing all the ports afterward anyway in order to rebuild them
against the new system libraries.

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