New MacBook Pro here. I am about to use Migration Assistant to copy over my old files from my old first-gen MacBook. Will I have to reinstall macports manually or will Migration Assistant copy my /opt directory?


The copying should work without a problem, but if you happen to upgrade to Snow Leopard at the same time, you might run into some compatibility issues, depending on the "ports" you have installed. Same goes for old "ports" that may have been specifically built for your old system (maybe processor dependent), you could run into problems there, too.

Remember to run selfupdate, and upgrade the installed ports (where needed).

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  • I have a question on note, on the latest MacBookPro '18 there is a MacPorts user created with the migration and without connecting to that user first is impossible to log to the migrated user without using the recovery key, how to get rid of this mechanism ? – AKFourSeven Jul 11 '18 at 7:56
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    @AKFourSeven: Unfortunately, I do not fully understand your question, especially regarding the recovery keys - may I suggest you open a new question with your request instead? Maybe someone else can help. – Asmus Jul 12 '18 at 14:41
  • I did made a question out of it here but no one seems to get it (I even got negged for it) – AKFourSeven Jul 17 '18 at 9:21
  • @Asmus See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/317576/… for that. And I can confirm it works for Catalina. – Pryftan Mar 5 at 12:47
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    @AKFourSeven See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/317576/… for that also. I can confirm it works for Catalina. – Pryftan Mar 5 at 12:48

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