Creating the macports user

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Mar 3 12:58:09 PST 2016

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Kendall Shaw < at>

> I copied macports files from a hard drive onto a new mac. It’s been a
> while but I think I just copied /opt/local.

That's far from sufficient. Other things you would be missing include
startupitems for installed ports, native apps (which are under
/Applications/MacPorts), etc. See

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
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