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MacOS High Sierra Changes

So far the impact of the installation has been minimal. I haven’t noticed the (perceived) dramatic file system speed increase with APFS. I also haven’t seen the size benefits of HEIF or HEVC, but did get a prompt on my iOS device immediately after MacOS installation telling me the formats were going to change.

I guess the biggest difference so far is the totally hidden xcode cli tools and OpenSSL being replaced by LibreSSL.

You can install the dev tools by running `xcode-select` from the cli after getting Xcode from the App Store.

You can deal with the missing OpenSSL by installing your own version and adding `–with-openssl-dir=` to any ./configures you do.

If you’re using brew, you can slap this in your .bashrc: `CONFIGURE_OPTS=”–with-openssl-dir=`brew –prefix openssl`”`

These days I run most things in containers so the underlying OS is going to matter less and less, but I’d like a new shell at some point:

18:15 ~/vagrant/projects/dd-service (master)$ bash –version
GNU bash, version 3.2.57(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin17)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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