MacPorts on Apple Silicon Macs (was: Re: info)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Nov 28 15:33:19 UTC 2020

On Nov 28, 2020, at 08:32, Joshua Root wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> We have tens of thousands of ports in MacPorts and it's not always clear to us which ones people use.
> That at least can be easily remedied by installing the mpstats port. You
> should still file a ticket if something is broken (and there isn't an
> existing ticket) of course.
> The stats naturally have their limitations, but mpstats is an easy and
> effective way of letting us know which ports matter to you.

Yes. But when I am looking at bug reports on Trac or build failures on the Buildbot, there is no easy way for me to see the associated stats for that port, and even if I look up the stats manually, I must admit I'm not really sure how to interpret the results. An issue doesn't always affect every user who installs a port.

On the other hand, if we get a bug report that has 20 people Cc'd on it, that makes it clear that many people are experiencing that specific issue and that it would help many people if we fix it.

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