A general philosophical question about MacPorts

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 21 22:37:09 UTC 2019

On Thu, 21 Feb 2019, Bill Cole wrote:

> The one of my Macs which is most reliant on MacPorts has 2G, cannot 
> handle any more, and typically runs with <100M free and 1G in 
> /var/vm/swapfile* files. The fallback positions there are NetBSD or a 
> trash can, not a VM.

Mine (an early MacBook) is maxed out to 4GB; I understand that it *may* 
take 8GB third-party SIMMs, but the firmware *may* need to be flashed to 
pretend that it's a MacBook Pro, which *may* break things.

The thing won't even run High Sierra (it failed twice, for different
reasons) anyway.

Guess what I'm *not* going to do? :-)

-- Dave

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