iTerm2 and High Sierra 10.13.6 incompatible...

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at
Wed Jul 18 19:43:01 UTC 2018

> On Jul 18, 2018, at 15:20, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2018, at 14:17, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
>> soon as I tried to run it, it popped up its own updater telling me that 3.1.7 was available.  Now I know enough NOT to use a non-MacPorts updater on something installed via MacPorts, but IMO, the MacPorts build really should (if there's a way to do it) disable the built-in updater, so as not to tempt people to do the wrong thing.
> Yes; by all means file a ticket about that.

Hmm.  I looked at the source, and there don't appear to be any #ifdefs or anything like that to provide a build option to disable auto-update.  So the scope of that might be such that it'd be an issue for upstream, assuming they're interested, which they might not be, since they also distribute binaries themselves.

A note on the port telling people not to use that, and suggesting that they un-check "Check for updates automatically" in the General tab of the iTerm2 Preferences, might be a minimalist improvement on nothing at all, anyway.

What do you suggest?  Would the note be sufficient?  And if not, where should the ticket be filed, with MacPorts, or upstream?

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