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Updating DarwinPorts / MacPorts

OK, updating your DarwinPorts is pretty simple, but there are a couple of gotchas I thought I’d mention, since I came across them today.

  1. Start with a selfupdate: $ sudo port selfupdate to get the latest version of DarwinPorts itself and the latest installable software list.
  2. Do not, and I repeat do not, run $ sudo port upgrade all. It will try to install every port that exists. Which could take months.
  3. Dorun $ sudo port upgrade outdated, which will find all your installed ports that have new versions, and upgrade them.
  4. Most of the upgrades insgtall pretty quickly, but gcc takes