Migration Assistant moved MacPorts home directories

mf2k at macports.org mf2k at macports.org
Thu Mar 2 14:52:20 UTC 2017

> On Mar 1, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bradley Giesbrecht <pixilla at macports.org> wrote:
>> On Mar 1, 2017, at 4:13 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
>> I'm just unclear why I'm the first to report this problem. Has nobody used migration assistant? Or has everybody just ended up with broken installations and either not realized or not bothered to report it?
> I have used migration assistant with the approach I mentioned, I migrated only my “home” account and followed the MacPorts migration instructions. If I ended up with broken ports I yet to notice. Perhaps we could register the accounts port creates along with file permissions and provide “fix permissions” functionality similar to Disk Utility.

I have used the Migration Assistant many times. I too only ever migrate the real user account(s) I am interested in. I do not migrate those system level accounts. 

I then re-install Macports from scratch when moving to a new machine. I install the ports I actually want as I need them. So I would not use the migration instructions for this case. I also normally re-install all non-Macports applications on a new machine and do not try to migrate them. 


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