lang/ruby: ignore minor system version for archdir, like Apple's Ruby

Rainer Müller raimue at
Thu Jul 3 15:08:43 PDT 2008

kimura wataru wrote:
> Hi, I'm a maintainer of lang/ruby.

Hi Kimuraw!
Welcome aboard :-)

> I'm planning to change the Portfile of lang/ruby to ignore minor 
> system version for "archdir", like Apple's Ruby.
> Ruby uses "archdir" to define install destination of extension
> modules, such as "RMagick.bundle". I think it is not convenient 
> to need to re-install ruby libraries (port:rb-*) which includes 
> extension module(s) for minor upgrade of MacOS X.

I agree. An upgrade of Mac OS X should not force to rebuild anything if 
it can be avoided and is not necessary. And as Apple does this as well I 
assume it should be safe.


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