port migration

Fielding, Eric J (329A) eric.j.fielding at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Mar 3 09:04:45 PST 2015

Thanks, again. Yes, my old Mac Pro is old enough to have a Firewire port, but of course my new computer (iMac 5K) does not. I would have to get a Firewire to Thunderbolt cable. Anyway, I was able to run my old computer to extract the installed and requested port list, move the files with a USB stick, and do the reinstallation without problems (except for virtualbox that does not yet run on Yosemite) late yesterday.


From: Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com<mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>>
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:59 AM
To: Bradley Giesbrecht <pixilla at macports.org<mailto:pixilla at macports.org>>
Cc: Eric Fielding <Eric.J.Fielding at jpl.nasa.gov<mailto:Eric.J.Fielding at jpl.nasa.gov>>, "macports-users at lists.macosforge.org<mailto:macports-users at lists.macosforge.org>" <macports-users at lists.macosforge.org<mailto:macports-users at lists.macosforge.org>>
Subject: Re: port migration

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Bradley Giesbrecht <pixilla at macports.org<mailto:pixilla at macports.org>> wrote:
You could boot the old computer to "target disk mode", attach it to the new computer with a firewire cable and execute "/Volumes/<volume_name>/opt/local/bin/port installed".

That's assuming it's old *enough*. :)

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