Default compiler suite (was Re:[28325] trunk/dports/graphics/wxWidgets-devel/Portfile)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Sep 2 17:43:15 PDT 2007

On Sep 2, 2007, at 12:11, Weissmann Markus wrote:

> On 01.09.2007, at 22:52, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Sep 1, 2007, at 12:45, Landon Fuller wrote:
>>> On Sep 1, 2007, at 6:07 AM, Weissmann Markus wrote:
>>>> 'portconfigure.tcl' from trunk will chose a default for darwin  
>>>> 7/8/9 (gcc3.3/4.0/4.0). Please test it! Just replacing /opt/ 
>>>> local/share/macports/Tcl/port1.0/portconfigure.tcl with http:// 
>>>> portconfigure.tcl manually should do the trick.
>>>> This version also fixes a bug that when using configure.compiler  
>>>> every user-added compiler selection (e.g. ' /bin/ 
>>>> true') was overwritten.
>>> This is going to break ports that require a different compiler,  
>>> but specify the compiler using configure.env, or arguments to  
>>> configure via configure.args.
>> Then we should start cleaning ports. All those that specify a  
>> different compiler via configure.env should be updated to use  
>>, etc. Those that use configure.args (or build.args  
>> I've also seen) should... I don't know, be tested to see if they  
>> can instead use (or, etc.; do we have that?).
> Indeed. "configure.env" is not officially supported anymore  
> anyway... some ports cant do without, but most can. Please  
> everybody clean your ports.

Why isn't configure.env supported anymore?

The new guide documents this option, and does not mention anything  
about it being deprecated or unsupported. If it is unsupported, the  
guide should state that, and recommend alternatives.

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