Apple - Can't upgrade macports under Big Sur!
It turns out that the Big Sur's XCode command-line tools aren't good enough for MacPorts. You need to manually download Command Line Tools for Xcode 12.2 from https://developer.apple.com/download/more/?=command%20line%20tools
MacPorts typically uses different installers for different versions of macOS. Have you installed the MacPorts for Big Sur, or are you trying to upgrade MacPorts with a
Have you seen this notice re updating MacPorts?:
% sudo port selfupdate
I don't run/haven't installed Big Sur, but I've used MacPorts for a while. MacPorts often issues a similar puzzling error after Catalina upgrades - it's puzzling until you learn what causes it. A symptom similar to the one you describe occurred after in-version and/or Xcode upgrades on Catalina (e.g. 10.15.5 to 10.15.6). The explanation, and the fix, are described here.
Hopefully, one of these will get you back on track.
This is how I solved it:
- I've upgraded developer-tools through system update. (If this doesn't works you can do it manually from here: https://developer.apple.com/download/more/?=command%20line%20tools)
- Then I went to macports download page: https://www.macports.org/install.php and downloaded the Big Sur version.
- After installing Macports again (without uninstalling the current version) I've ran
sudo port selfupdateand
sudo port upgrade outdated.
Everything is working again.