Support for Sierra

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Mon May 11 22:50:22 UTC 2020

> Are these binaries no longer supported for Sierra?  I'm not sure how 
> far I can upgrade this old MacPort Pro...

Pretty well supported. You can restrict your requests to those with 
prebuild binaries with:

port -b -v install XYZ

You can check what is building by looking at 
<>, or checking 

Some common-sense things: stay away from the absolute most cutting edge 
things -- there is certainly no reason for you to install clang-devel 
for example, or be worried about running the absolutely most cutting 
edge rust. You're just asking for grief doing that. clang-devel exists 
for people like me to see what needs to be done to get the next clang-XY 
building on all systems. But every other version of clang runs on 
sierra, as far as I can recall.

If you run into something you actually want, that doesn't work, most 
things can be repaired with the knowledge that someone is interested in 
it. MacPorts has something like 20,000 ports -- not every one is going 
to get the attention of the 40 or 50 people who can fix things, all the 
time. But most of us will help you out if you want something, and if it 
can be done.



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