OS X for developer. Update to Yosemite

by Oleksii, 2014-10-25

OS X Yosemite is a solid update for Mac users. For web-development I use:

  • installed using macPorts: Apache2 + PHP5.5 + Mysql 5.6 + php libs
  • phpStorm 8

Anyway, you should make backups for all important files. I had bad experience with updating to OS X Mavericks when I had to reinstall OS, but luckily I had backups for the most important data.

Let’s try to update.

I suppose you have already made backups. Additionally, I would recommend to make backup for OS X installation image. If something goes wrong, You won’t have to download it again. You can find OS X installation image in «Applications» folder after downloading from App Store.

  • Update MacPorts:
    1. sudo port selfupdate
    sudo port selfupdate
  • Disconnect all external devices.
  • Launch installation package of new OS X (updating takes about 15-20 minutes)

After installation:

  • PhpStorm 8 will not work — requires JavaSE6. You can install it from: support.apple.com;
  • MacPorts will not work. Install update from: distfiles.macports.org;
  • Launch XCode and install all updates;
  • Agree to Xcode license in Terminal:
    1. sudo xcodebuild -license;
    sudo xcodebuild -license;
  • Update MacPorts;
  • Check your applications, some of them you will have to update;

This time I didn’t have any problems during update process and with my development environment. All procedures took about 30-40 minutes.

Basically, thats all. Enjoy.

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