Upgrading MacOS From 10.9.5 To 10.13 - MacPorts Implications

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 22:57:37 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 6:42 AM Michael Newman via macports-users
<macports-users at lists.macports.org> wrote:
> I have an old 2009 MacBook Air (2GB RAM) which is running MacOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I’m now getting warnings from Apple, Google (Remote Desktop) and DropBox (among others) that this version of the OS will no longer be supported "real soon now".
> I have an installer for High Sierra (10.13) which Apple downloaded to my machine and attempted but failed to install. (All this was done without my permission.)

OT, a lady in Seattle sued Microsoft and won for a similar case. The
complaint had to do with spurious obsolescence of her hardware and
software by fiat. The tort is Trespass to Chattel.

> This machine doesn’t do too much except run a bunch of shell scripts that power a webcam and some other shell scripts that keep me connected to a captive portal Internet connection. These shell scripts depend on many MacPorts installations.
> I have a couple of questions:
> Will this old machine actually run 10.13 without blowing up?
> If I install 10.13 over 10.9, will I have to uninstall and reinstall MacPorts?

Your mileage may vary... I have an older MacBook, circa 2012. The
processor is 2.0 GHz Core2 Duo. It shipped with OS X 10.7, if I recall

OS X 10.9 crippled the machine. It became fairly unresponsive after
three OS X upgrades. I used to travel with it and watch movies on the
airplane and do Internet things from the hotel room. All I can do now
is SSH into it for testing.


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