Blimey, but that was a huge update...

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Apr 28 00:16:36 UTC 2021

On Apr 26, 2021, at 15:52, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> MacBook Pro mid-2010, 4GB, 400GB SSD, Sierra 10.12.6.
> Started my weekly "port selfupdate; port upgrade outdated" (what, don't you update your ports every week?) yesterday morning at 0813, and is just finished today at 0615.  I'll allow that I missed a prompt when I was out for about 3 hours, but that's still a good chunk of a day with the CPU running flat-strap at around 80˚ and getting the spinning beachball a lot (and I haven't even gotten around to re-installing Xcode yet, when Migration Assistant failed to copy it from the old box).
> Looks like a good chunk was recompiled, the major culprits being LLVM and GCC and friends.
> Are there no longer any binaries for Sierra?  I might give High Sierra a go (as some here condoned) but the dealer recommends staying with Sierra; whom am I to believe?  Installing High Sierra takes quite a few hours from past experience, but at least if/when it fails it rolls back to Sierra.
> Note that I do not have the installation media; a workaround for one of the failure modes was to reinstall, interrupt it before the actual installation, and squirrel away some obscure file that gets deleted (the other failure mode was something to do with the firmware; the old box ran 6,1 but this one is 7,1).

We still produce binaries for Mac OS X 10.6 and later.

I did just yesterday discover that pinentry-mac had failed to build only on Sierra back in January, and since a lot of other ports eventually depend on pinentry-mac, that meant that a lot of other ports didn't get binaries built. I don't know what the problem was back in January. The build logs have already been deleted. Retrying the build yesterday succeeded. I also kicked off builds for a few others ports that depend on pinentry-mac, but we simply don't have a way to get a list of all of the builds that had failed for that reason so there are undoubtedly many others. Builds for those will happen over time, as those ports or ports that depend on them get updated. We can manually put in build requests for any that you notice are missing. You mentioned llvm and gcc but didn't mention specifically which ones; the ones I checked do already have binaries for Sierra and all other macOS versions.

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