[39286] trunk/dports/databases/oracle-instantclient/Portfile

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Aug 15 17:34:02 PDT 2008

On Aug 15, 2008, at 18:08, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On Aug 15, 2008, at 6:43 PM, ryandesign at macports.org wrote:
>> +    # This is really awful. Oracle provides different version  
>> numbers of the
>> +    # Instant Client library for PowerPC and Intel. You should  
>> not change the
>> +    # version number of a port conditionally like this. But I  
>> don't know how \
>> +    # else to handle this here. Hopefully Oracle will release a  
>> new version \
>> +    # of the libraries with the same version number on both  
>> PowerPC and Intel.
> An alternate way of handling this would be to make the oracle- 
> instantclient port an empty port that just depends on either the  
> PPC or intel version of the client (which you would make new ports  
> for).

How do I handle upgrading from the current port to that? If oracle- 
instantclient is changed to depend on oracle-instantclient-intel,  
say, and oracle-instantclient-intel installs the files that are  
currently installed by oracle-instantclient, then MacPorts will try  
to install oracle-instantclient-intel first before uninstalling the  
old oracle-instantclient and it'll have an activation error because  
the files are still there.

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