de/activate and Time Machine

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed Apr 27 20:10:20 PDT 2016

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 1:26 PM, René J.V. <rjvbertin at> wrote:

> >I think you can rely on that for maybe 95% of things, but the remaining
> >5%... I've had to help people fix things afterward.
> Do you remember what kind of issue? I'm curious to know under what
> conditions "base" cares whether supposedly installed files are actually
> present when you do a deactivate? (Not that I ever pushed this to the
> limit...)

I was apparently headed into a brainfog when I wrote that.. recovered today
but catching up on stuff. And I think it was actually the opposite
situation that was happening: someone tried to restore /opt/local from a
backup, found that there were port components not under /opt/local missing
(notably the symlinks into launchd's directories), and a
deactivate/reactivate fixed.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad
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