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

Weissmann Markus mww at
Sun Sep 2 17:58:14 PDT 2007

On 03.09.2007, at 02:43, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> 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?

oops - sorry, my fault! I really wanted to say:
Using configure.env directly should be avoided - we do have a nice  
set of commands for setting the most used flags at configuration  
time. If you cannot do without, of course it is still supported.

> 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.

Well yes. We should probably though put our manpages online, too and  
clearly state that if in doubt the manpage is right.


Markus W. Weissmann

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