macOS 12.3 and /usr/bin/python. Status?

Gerben Wierda gerben.wierda at
Sat Apr 16 16:50:37 UTC 2022

The following ports and their dependencies could be installed by me on macOS 12.3:

The following ports are currently installed:
  certbot @1.26.0_0+python310 (active)
  clamav-server @0.101.2_4+sanesecurity+scan_schedule_access (active)
  dcc @2.3.168_0 (active)
  dovecot @2.3.17_0+apns+solr (active)
  dovecot-sieve @0.5.17_0 (active)
  gtk-doc @1.32_1+python39 (active)
  inetutils @2.2_0+client (active)
  iperf3 @3.11_0 (active)
  logrotate @3.19.0_0 (active)
  minio @2021-10-06T23-36-31Z_0 (active)
  minio-mc @2021-10-07T04-19-58Z_0 (active)
  mono @ (active)
  nginx @1.21.6_0+davext+debug+fancyindex+flv+http2+mp4+secure_link+ssl+stream (active)
  nsd @4.3.8_0 (active)
  postfix @3.7.0_0+dovecot_sasl+pcre+smtputf8+tls (active)
  putty @0.70_0+gui (active)
  python3_select @0.0_2 (active)
  rspamd @3.2_0 (active)
  rsync @3.2.3_1 (active)
  sieve-connect @0.90_1+perl5_28 (active)
  unbound @1.15.0_0 (active)
  wget @1.21.3_0+gnutls (active)
% which python
python not found
% which python3

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> On 16 Apr 2022, at 18:02, Clemens Lang <cal at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 03:16:21PM +0200, Gerben Wierda via macports-users wrote:
>> I’m about to take the plunge and move one of my systems to macOS 12.3
>> (which removes /usr/bin/python). I am going to consider that a
>> MacPorts major migration (so following the migration instructions).
>> I haven’t seen any traffic on this issue. Does that mean hardly anyone
>> is on 12.3? Is anyone running on 12.3? Am I simply one of the first
>> who will be taking the plunge?
> I'm on 12.3 for a while now, on an M1 system. I simply haven't noticed
> any problems, and I'm using a bit of Python here and there. Seems to me
> that most things have moved to Python 3 and it's just not a big problem
> anymore.
> -- 
> Clemens

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