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

Gerben Wierda gerben.wierda at
Sun Apr 17 16:15:28 UTC 2022

> On 17 Apr 2022, at 16:13, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

>> Doing the (normally unnecessary) migrations run at least will catch the dependencies during build.
> Only for ports you actually build, not for ports for which you receive a binary archive.

Agreed. But then, the install from my view still succeeds, even if I get a 12.2 build installed on a 12.3 system. What then is left is that potential runtime dependency. Still, doing it with force compile would be better. I am going to do that as well.

>> Numbers do not give a definitive answer to major or minor updates. E.g. tomcat 8.2 or 8.3 are minor updates, but tomcat 8.5 was/is in fact a major update at the company I work, because it was fundamentally changes. The numbers are just a clue, not reality. See also Lifecycle Management – Let the Sunshine in
> In the case of macOS version numbers as they relate to a need to follow the migration instructions, they do. The migration instructions are for helping you upgrade from one major macOS version to another. They are not needed for minor OS version updates.

Agreed. I was misusing the migration instructions (an unnecessary ‘migration') in an attempt to do an as-clean-as-possible build with the largest chance to run into any hidden dependency on the availability of /usr/bin/python.

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