Trouble upgrading Macports to Sierra

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Mar 30 17:33:39 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Barrie Stott <zen146410 at> wrote:

> Thanks for the speedy reply, Chris. It’s a pity I couldn’t use
> ‘selfupdate’ because it appeared to be just what I wanted. Still, I used
> the pkg installer for Sierra and it was reasonably painless. Now I’m on to
> reinstalling all my packages. Thanks again. No reply needed.

The problem with selfupdate is it (a) won't add any new dependencies
because e.g. some library formerly provided by Apple went away or became
incompatible (b) likely won't even start up if that's the case, but crash
immediately with a missing library error. You need to start fresh with a
base that knows about the peculiarities of the new OS release, which means
updating via the installer.

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