Migrating from Sierra on one box to High Sierra on another

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jan 21 09:54:21 UTC 2020

As with any OS upgrade, follow the instructions at


On 21/01/2020 1:28 am, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> I don't have web access right now, hence the list...
> My ancient Sierra MacBook failed (graphics board which is no longer 
> available) but I have been offered a more recent second-hand one for a 
> reasonable price, and it will run High Sierra (I don't want Mojave just 
> yet).
> What's the procedure to update all the existing ports i.e. is there such 
> a thing as "port upgrade all" to do "the right thing"?  I have the old 
> system drive available (external USB - long story) and can slurp the 
> appropriate files over (I don't like restoring using Time Machine, and 
> the Capsule may not be up to date anyway, as I was working when the 
> video disappeared).
> I know that I have to recompile my own stuff.
> Anything else that I should know about?  I like to be forewarned, and 
> remember that I don't have web access right now.
> Thanks.
> -- Dave

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