MacPorts borg is broken?

Clemens Lang cal at
Sat Mar 11 11:44:07 UTC 2023


On Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 10:25:33PM -0800, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
> Hi;
> A script that I wrote which calls borg reported the following:
> *******************
> You do not have a supported version of the msgpack python package
> installed. Terminating.
> This should never happen as specific, supported versions are required
> by our
> Do not contact borgbackup support about this.
> *******************
>  which borg
> /opt/local/bin/borg
> borg --version
> borg 1.2.3
> port installed | grep msgpack
>   py310-msgpack @1.0.4_2
>   py310-msgpack @1.0.5_0 (active)
> port installed | grep borg
>   borgbackup @1.2.3_0 (active)
>   I
> I was successfully using my backup script based on borg for several
> months now (running it every time I go a local git commit), but
> tonight it fails with the above error message.
> I tried to fix this problem by uninstalling borg and reinstalling it,
> but still get the same error.
> I was using borg from homebrew last year, but I moved completely to
> MacPorts for some while now.
> I'd rather use MacPorts than going back to homebrew, or trying to
> build from source (not sure if a compatible downloadable binary
> exists).

See Borg upstream
seems to think the devil lurks behind every new minor release of the
msgpack library upstream and wants to whitelist them manually. Upstream
did that yesterday in,

and the PR above backports this change, since upstream has not yet
released a new version of borg with this change merged.


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