Problem compiling / installing octave

Boey Maun Suang boeyms at
Sat Apr 21 01:06:35 PDT 2007

Hi all,

On 21/04/2007, at 03:02, Andre Stechert wrote:

> Same problem here:
> stechert at kirin:~ [1027] $ sudo port install gmp
> --->  Fetching gmp
> --->  Verifying checksum(s) for gmp
> --->  Extracting gmp
> --->  Configuring gmp
> Error: Target returned: can't read  
> "configure.cflags": no such variable
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

I've tested this with gmp, and the results are in:

  * setting configure.cflags in Portfiles doesn't work, as  
demonstrated above.
  * setting configure.cflags-append in Portfiles _does_ work; it  
worked for gmp, and for courier-authlib (which I maintain, and  
successfully built using configure.cflags-append before committing).

It's the same thing that was mentioned elsewhere (by pguyot on  
macports-dev or in a commit log, I think -- sorry for being too lazy  
to look it up) about redefining the universal variant in Portfiles:  
if you try to do so, "universal" disappears entirely.  I don't  
understand the base code well enough to understand why it works this  
way (comments?), but that's how it works.

Kind regards,

Maun Suang

Boey Maun Suang (Boey is my surname)
Email: boeyms at

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