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Apple: Snow Leopard

I upgraded to Snow Leopard today. The upgrader refused to run until I deleted my Linux partition:
When trying to install Snow Leopard, some people are having a problem where the installer will not recognize the current boot drive as a valid destination for Snow Leopard. Instead, it will display the drive with a yellow triangle on it, indicating something is wrong with that drive. When the drive is selected, the installer claims the system cannot boot from the drive. From cnet.
There's more about the issue here. Once I upgraded, I found out that when you upgrade OS X, you have to install all your MacPorts from scratch. Hence, I didn't get much work done today. On the bright side, I really like one of the new backgrounds! ;)

I'm thinking of trading my MacBook on Craigslist for an IBM Thinkpad T61p.

Comments

Jeff said…
I love my thinkpad, but it's just not as pretty as my powerbook.
bobby said…
Is there a way to export your mac ports installed ports in some format so that it's easy to get back to that state on a new box?

I guess you could "sudo port installed" and go through each one, but it would be nice if you just new the "leaves" of the dependency tree so that you just install them and it pulls in everything else.
> I love my thinkpad, but it's just not as pretty as my powerbook.

Man, don't I know it!
> Is there a way to export your mac ports installed ports in some format so that it's easy to get back to that state on a new box?

> I guess you could "sudo port installed" and go through each one, but it would be nice if you just new the "leaves" of the dependency tree so that you just install them and it pulls in everything else.

I think "sudo port installed" is the only option available. I don't think it tracks dependencies in the way you've suggested. (Although Debian does.) I remember reading that you should run "sudo port installed" and manually remove from the list the things that you don't care about because they're dependencies.
bsergean said…
My wife has a Lenovo W500 (the "new" T61p) ... and she was thinking about switching to Mac ...