Does the migration procedure keep ports versions?

Dave Horsfall dave at
Thu Sep 29 21:54:34 UTC 2022

On Thu, 29 Sep 2022, chilli.namesake at wrote:

> The initial reported spec, "a High Sierra MBP," is ambiguous. That could 
> mean a 2010 MBP, that can be updated up to High Sierra with a third 
> party enabler, or more likely Ces VLC meant that the machine's original 
> and default OS from Apple was High Sierra, indicating a 2018 model, 
> which is still supported by Apple up to current, or Ventura.

Odd; mine is a mid-2010, and I just installed it without an "enabler" 
(whatever that is).  I do have the occasional problem though, since Sierra 
is recommended for this model; I needed HS to run some applications that I 
wanted i.e. all the old ones that I installed under Sierra and have 
disappeared from the store.


Yes, I think that's the one.

> Anyway, while the names of all the macOS versions are so very cute, they 
> inevitably waste my time because I always have to double check the name 
> against the actual OS version number, which is the detail that matters. 
> Up to Lion, I had them memorized. Since then I have resisted learning 
> them all because Apple aggravatingly increased its OS release cycle and 
> feature creep to yearly. I honestly wish there were two releases, one 
> that included new features, and one that didn't require disabling all 
> the unwanted and unnecessary new features.

That is indeed annoying; they must be catering to a certain demographic, 
like Penguin/OS.  At least FreeBSD sticks to version numbers which I have 
no trouble remembering and are easily compared.

-- Dave

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