Issues self updating Macports
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Mar 12 00:14:17 UTC 2020
On Wed, 11 Mar 2020, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> As usual, you can then run "port outdated" to see the set of outdated
> ports and "sudo port upgrade outdated" to upgrade them. However since it
> has been well over a year since you last updated you may run into some
> problems. [...]
As a data point I run "port -u uninstall" every Sunday to clean out old
(i.e. saved) ports, then "port selfupdate" every Monday and follow my nose
from there. There is no specific reason for that timing; it's just how
the care and feeding of MacPorts through osmosis worked out over time...
As an aside, my own MacPorts is semi-trashed due to Migration Assistant
refusing to bring MacPorts from the old MacBook to a newer Pro, so I
stupidly(?) decided to do it by hand instead of starting from scratch; as
a result I'm now hung up on finding a suitable Xcode for the Pro with
Sierra 10.12.6 and seeing all sorts of conflicting advice.
Hint: don't believe the answers on StackOverflow; its mission in life
appears to be to mislead newbies...
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