[Bulk] Snow Leopard +universal necessity

William Davis frstan at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 2 09:04:07 PDT 2009

On Sep 2, 2009, at 9:06 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Snow Leopard, we build x86_64 by default. But there are some  
> ports, e.g. wine, that cannot build 64-bit, so they force themselves  
> to build 32-bit instead. But that means all the dependencies must  
> also be 32-bit, or 32-/64-bit universal. So it seems like it should  
> probably be our recommendation to all Snow Leopard users to install  
> all possible ports +universal for x86_64/i386, to avoid pain down  
> the road when the user wants to install a port that happens to only  
> be available as 32-bit. Most easily this could be accomplished by  
> putting "+universal" into variants.conf. Maybe we should even do so  
> in the default variants.conf on Snow Leopard.
> Not installing dependencies universal causes issues like this:
> http://trac.macports.org/ticket/20912

Its just my opinion of course but I intensely dislike the idea of  
being forced to build all of my numerous ports "universal" instead of  
just fixing the ones that need to be 32 bit.

William Davis
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