Does the migration procedure keep ports versions?

Ces VLC cesarillovlc at
Fri Sep 30 08:09:46 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.

Yep, Chilli got it right. When I said "High Sierra MBP" I meant "a MBP
which came with High Sierra preinstalled", and, yes, it's a 2018 MBP.
Regarding the big jump 10.13.6 -> 12.6 my wish would have been to keep it
with 10.13.6 forever (my 2010 MBA wouldn't boot in 10 seconds -which it
does- if I had updated it from Snow Leopard). However, the pace of macOS
versions is now very different from what it was 10 years ago (meaning that
10 years ago, an OS release was considered as something valuable, worthy of
being supported, but today is considered something unworthy of putting a
support effort on it). I have the feeling, anyway, that Monterey might be
the macOS release I'll keep in this MBP until the end of its service life.

Regarding my question, MacPorts, my installed ports seem to work fine (if I
invoke the "port" command, I get the error notifying a mismatch between the
ports and the macOS version, but if I just run their executables, they run

Updating compilers implies debugging my source code tree (I mean, not ports
sources, but my own source code) because of the usual new warnings (or
errors) that usually appear when you update compilers, as well as
potentially changing compiler flags in my build scripts). I can have that
work done in a few days, but I don't have those days now, so I'll be
keeping a broken MacPorts until I have the time for checking a compiler
update properly.

Kind regards and thanks a lot everybody,

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