macports owns my user folder in most of my backups

db iamsudo at
Sun Oct 15 07:28:41 UTC 2017

On 15 Oct 2017, at 00:41, Lenore Horner <LenoreHorner at> wrote:
> I use Time Machine to backup my hard drive to an external drive.  At some point (and I don’t know when) MacPorts became the owner of my folder in Users for most or all of my backups.  Folders above that level are owned by the system.  sudo chown will not change those permissions (the response is operation not permitted).  Is there any way to fix this or are these backups useless?

Check this post for some background,

More information about the macports-users mailing list