High Sierra and X11 Support Issues
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sat Sep 30 10:40:53 UTC 2017
> On 29 Sep 2017, at 9:05 pm, Merton Campbell Crockett <m.c.crockett at roadrunner.com> wrote:
> I’ve just installed a new 27” iMac with Retina 5K display to replace a failed Mac Pro. I vaguely recall seeing a mention of potential issues with macOS High Sierra and Xquartz and MacPorts. Is this related to Apple’s new AFPS file system architecture?
There where some issues in the early days of the betas of 10.13 that prevented xquartz running on APFS systems. This was fixed and is no longer an issue, i am running it just fine.
> I had planned to download and install macOS High Sierra this weekend. Should I hold off downloading it?
As others had said you *may* run into some issues with macports, or elsewhere, as it is still rather new. So if you wanted to be conservative wait for the first .1 update. That said, i am very happy with it.
Before you do update, whenever that is, I very strongly recommend if you aren’t already making a fully bootable clone of your system before the upgrade, using applications like superduper or ccc, and verify that the clone works. That way you can always easily roll back if you want.
> Merton Campbell Crockett
> e-mail: m.c.crockett at roadrunner.com
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