fetching distfiles for p5.30-libapreq2 hanging or crashing macOS Big Sur

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Jan 27 10:57:55 UTC 2021

On Jan 26, 2021, at 19:30, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> I’m migrating MacPorts from Catalina to Big Sur (11.1), following the usual procedure (uninstalled all ports before upgrading; installed CLT for Xcode 12.3; installed base system for Big Sur).
> I’ve successfully installed a number of ports, including perl5.30.
> But now when I execute 
> 	sudo port install p5.30-libapreq2
> and I get the response
> 	---> Fetching distfiles for p5.30-libapreq2
> either nothing happens for a long time (over 15 minutes) or else macOS crashes and automatically restarts!
> How to fix this?

We believe it is a bug in macOS Big Sur. Please report it to Apple so that they fix it. Apparently the more duplicate reports Apple receives about a problem, the more important they consider fixing it.

See https://trac.macports.org/ticket/61683 <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/61683>
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