Does the migration procedure keep ports versions?

Clemens Lang cal at
Thu Sep 29 19:14:26 UTC 2022


On Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 09:58:04AM +0200, Ces VLC wrote:
> I'm planning an update of a High Sierra MBP up to Monterey, and I
> didn't find an explicit mention in the migration docs (
> about if the described
> procedure keeps the ports versions or not. In this moment that's
> important for me, because I have some compilers (like mingw-w64, for
> example), and I want to keep them at the same version they are now,
> because of some compatibility needs.

it does not. MacPorts only supports installing the latest version that's
currently available in the ports tree. There is no official support to
install older versions.

If you need a specific old version, you must follow


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