macOS 11 Big Sur and MacPorts

Richard DeLaurell richard.delaurell at
Wed Nov 11 19:04:48 UTC 2020

Thank you for the timely warning.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 10:06 AM Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>

> Apple has announced that macOS 11 Big Sur will be released tomorrow,
> November 12, 2020. In the coming days we will either release an installer
> for MacPorts 2.6.3 for macOS 11 or will release a new version of MacPorts
> with installers for all OS versions including macOS 11.
> It is likely that many ports will still fail to build on macOS 11 at this
> point. And for those that do build, we won't start building archives for
> macOS 11 until after it's released, and once we start it will take weeks to
> build everything, meaning if you upgrade early, it's likely you'll have to
> build ports from source, which takes time.
> So as with all other major OS versions, I encourage you to wait awhile
> before upgrading to macOS 11 if you want a smoother transition for your
> MacPorts software.
> Once you do upgrade, as always, you should follow the migration
> instructions:
> And if you find a problem, search our issue tracker and file a ticket if
> there isn't already one, or submit a pull request if you know the fix.
> Thanks.
> -Ryan
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