port terminates under OS X 10.11.4

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Tue Mar 22 23:44:20 PDT 2016

The change to Darwin 15.0.0 occurred with the release of OS X 10.11 in September of last year.  Yesterday it was updated to Darwin 15.4.0 with OS X 10.11.4.  That should not have produced that error at this time.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system)>>


On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 09:43 PM, Carlo Tambuatco wrote:
> I also upgraded to 11.4 from 11.3 this afternoon and also upgraded all my macports after upgrading XCode command line tools to Darwin Kernel Version 15.4.0 and encountered no problems at all.
> XCode is still 7.0, though.
>> On Mar 22, 2016, at 11:29 PM, Brandon Albert wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:50 PM, Merton Campbell Crockett wrote:
>> I upgraded to OS X 10.11.4 this afternoon.  Also, I upgraded Xcode to Xcode 7.3.  I thought that I should check for any MacPorts updates and encountered the following error.
>> Error: Current platform "darwin 15" does not match expected platform "darwin 14"
>> Error: If you upgraded your OS, please follow the migration instructions: https://trac.macports.org/wiki/Migration <https://trac.macports.org/wiki/Migration> 
>> OS platform mismatch
>>     while executing
>> "mportinit ui_options global_options global_variations"
>> Error: /opt/local/bin/port: Failed to initialize MacPorts, OS platform mismatch
>> It seems strange that the Darwin version would change with OS X 10.11.4.  Have I just been “lucky” with using the port command since upgrading to OS X 10.11?
>> You've been lucky, yes; past OS upgrades without following the Migration steps have led to lots of pain for people, as applications continue to work but libraries can end up quite broken.
>> You need to do more than just reinstall MacPorts base, unless you want to end up with an impossible mess.
>> -- 
>> brandon

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