compiler selection

Michael Wild themiwi at
Sun Sep 30 03:13:40 PDT 2007

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2007, at 14:45, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Sep 28, 2007, at 09:55, Michael Wild wrote:
>>> My problem actually is that a port which I'm preparing requires 
>>> gfortran which doesn't come with Apple's system gcc but is in 
>>> port:gcc42. I could simply do "configure.fc 
>>> ${prefix}/bin/gfortran-mp-4.2, but what if someone has another gcc 
>>> installed? I could depends_build on gcc42 but if a gcc suite is 
>>> required by MacPorts anyways I wouldn't like to impose something 
>>> which might install another compiler suite unnecessarily.
>> If you require gfortran, you should depends_build on gcc42. Nevermind 
>> anyone who has gcc43 installed; that's beta and shouldn't be relied on 
>> until gcc44 is released, at which point the port can be updated. 
>> Nevermind anyone who has gcc41 or gc40 or earlier installed; any ports 
>> that still depend on those should be updated to gcc42.
> Oh, I meant to say: and then you go:
> configure.compiler gcc-4.0

You mean

configure.compiler macports-gcc-4.2

else it doesn't work...

> and with depends_build gcc42 that's all you should need.

Yep, works like a charm now!

Thanks for all the help.


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