Migration issue

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Jan 4 00:35:00 CET 2017

> On Jan 2, 2017, at 14:12, Adam Dershowitz <dersh at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> I am trying to get an existing set of ports into a new machine. 
> I ended up wiping /opt/local on the new machine, so I'm just using the migration script and myports.txt. So it is a fresh macports install.
> My problem seems to be that I had Xer installed on the old machine (2012 MacBook pro with OS 10.11 ) as a dependant to something else. On the new machine it keeps trying to put xer +universal. And that build fails. (I create a ticket for the xer +universal build.)
> But I would like to be able to get other ports working. Can anyone suggest why it wants to install this port +universal variant, when the old machine was not? 
> I can install the default variant, which grabs the binary. But, then when I try to run the migration script it tries to upgrade to the other variant, from source, and fails.
> I did try removing the xer line from myports.txt but it didn't help (the line just had the default variant)

I don't see a port "xer"; I assume you mean "xar".

I guess you're trying to install a port that depends on xar. llvm-3.9 depends on xar, and cctools and ld64 depend on llvm-3.9. Maybe you're trying to install one of those with the universal variant.

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