Beginner questions

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Sun Mar 18 07:35:53 PDT 2007

On Mar 17, 2007, at 7:59 PM, Stefan Bruda wrote:
> It is a pitty in my opinion, as is also the lack of a "pretend" flag
> (always nice for me to know in advance what is gonna happen).  These
> two are the main features I would personally like to have in the
> system.  Anyway, maybe I will become familiar enough with MacPorts to
> be able to contribute to the code, till then I will keep my mouth
> shut.

I'm sure many other people would be happy to have those contributions  
in MacPorts too!

>> Nope (although you could probably hack it in if you wanted). The
>> problem being that some ports won't compile correctly with certain
>> -j or CFLAG options.
> I am not that keen on it, though a logical solution would be to
> provide for a global value of these flags and then a way to override
> the values on a per-port basis.

True, but we tend to take a more conservative approach to limit  
potential support requests. The way things are now, the end user  
can't buy mistake set bogus values here and mess things up in a way  
that the portfile author wouldn't expect.

As much as possible, the goal is to make things 'just work' for the  
end user.

Daniel J. Luke
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