MacPorts installation processes

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Nov 11 09:40:03 UTC 2017

On Nov 11, 2017, at 03:12, db wrote:

> On 11 Nov 2017, at 07:45, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> No. Since you have "2.4.99" now, going to 2.4.3 would be downgrading rather than upgrading. You can only upgrade to 2.5.0 or higher.
> By the same example, could I install from source a hypothetical 2.4.3's snapshot, which would actually be more recent than the one I now have, while still having port at 2.4.99?

What's a "snapshot"?

If you install 2.4.3 from source once it exists, you'll get 2.4.3. If you previously had 2.4.99, that would be a downgrade and won't work, so don't do that. Yes, since 2.4.3 doesn't exist yet, it will be more recent than the 2.4.99 you have installed, but it will not have all of the features of 2.4.99 that are slated to be released in 2.5.0 at some later date.

"2.4.99" means some point along the way of developing 2.5.x, but not any particular point; you can update your git clone and rebuild to get a newer "2.4.99".

If you have 2.4.99, you can upgrade to 2.5.0 once it's out.

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