Category Archives: MacOS

[OSX] Sparsebundles Are Junk And You Should Stop Using Them

If you ever used a sparsebundle file, whatever the reason, you probably had to fight at some point to restore your data. And most likely, you lost everything. It’s happened to me over and over again; backup “disks” become corrupted. They are extremely fragile and won’t even survive a reboot if not properly dismounted. I’m… Read More »

[HOWTO] Rebuild all ports on MacOS/OSX

Once in a while, you’ll try to install something and you’ll get errors such as: Error: Failed to activate libdvdread: Image error: /opt/local/include/dvdread/bitreader.h already exists and does not belong to a registered port. Unable to activate port libdvdread. Use ‘port -f activate libdvdread’ to force the activation. To fix this, you can either force the… Read More »