In a mess with libc++ libstdc++ and OSX 10.7.5 Lion
Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
jeremyhu at apple.com
Thu Sep 14 09:49:20 UTC 2017
> On Sep 14, 2017, at 01:48, Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 14/09/17 09:34, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On 14 September 2017 at 10:10, Chris Jones wrote:
>>> Update to Sierra, it will save you most trouble in the long run.
>>> No need at all to go to a store to get it done though, just do it
>>> yourself.... Download the updater from the App Store and follow the
>>> instructions. Firefox and LibreOffice might also need updating, if you
>>> haven't kept them up to date, but both will work fine in the newer OS.
>> Just to avoid any confusion from my long complex email: this *exactly*
>> is my opinion as well.
> If/when you do update the OS, you should of course follow the instructions at
> to migrate MP.
>> Going back in time and activate ports that already worked for you
>> might be the fastest solution in the short run that could be done in
>> 15-60 minutes (if you know what you are doing) without taking other
>> risks of potentially hitting other issues on the new os.
> Another option would be to restore the MP prefix (/opt/local normally) from a backup. Assuming you have backups of course... If not adding this to your regular maintenance to do list should be the first thing you do.
>> But once the super-hurry is over, going to Sierra would greatly
>> greatly reduce most of your headaches in the long run. The upgrade
>> should be pretty fast and painless anyway.
>> Any OSes below 10.9 are a bit of a headache and besides of security
>> risks & lack of software it only makes sense to use them if you know
>> exactly what you are doing and if you can help yourself when you hit
>> High Sierra is also on the way, but it will bring its own set of
>> headaches until the majority of ports are fixed, so probably not
>> suggested to install it yet if you cannot live with broken ports.
> OT, but whether or not the mac OS10.13 is smooth or not depends a bit on what you update. If we put aside the APFS update for the moment, I expect it to be rather painless... I actually have tested the beta in a VM and it worked fine, I was able to build all the ports I normally install without issue..
> The APFS update, for SSD macs, is another thing. This might well cause a number of issues. For instance last I heard Xquartz (xorg-server in MP) does not work with APFS. No idea if this is fixed
That was addressed in a beta quite a while ago (beta 5?).
> (I understand it was an Apple issue). I rely on this so I will be holding off the update, or at least allowing the APFS conversion, until I hear news on this.. I suspect there will be other ports that will need updating to work with the new filesystem...
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