Just say no to +universal
jberry at macports.org
Sat Mar 3 12:49:45 PST 2007
I'm quite distressed by the concept of too much work (and too much
ugly code) going into building +universal variants of ports.
I'd like to see people refrain from completely bastardizing portfiles
in order to support universal builds. Let's be reasonable: the case
for universal builds is fringe. We don't have easy ways to transport
binary ports between systems, and it's not in general a safe thing to
I'd much rather see:
- Smaller, cleaner, more maintainable portfiles and no universal.
- Work on binary packages and a build/distribution system that could
deliver the pre-built port for a given architecture.
Let's not see more ugliness like the universal variant in the OpenSSL
(Feel free to chime in on this issue, all who care...)
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