Lion, Xcode and MacPorts

A couple of quick notes for other developers who use MacPorts and are upgrading to Lion:

  • Xcode 4 was $4.99 on the App Store prior to the release of Lion; now, at least if you have Lion installed, it is free.
  • After upgrading the OS and Xcode, sudo port selfupdate handled the MacPorts part of the upgrade just fine, although it took an unexpectedly long time. Unfortunately, at this point, major problems with ports began to manifest. I moved forward with the migration process from the MacPorts wiki. In retrospect, it would probably have been more efficient to just completely blow away /opt/local and reinstall everything there from scratch.

That's it for tonight!

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