ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Dec 3 08:45:17 PST 2010
On Dec 3, 2010, at 09:43, Landon J Fuller wrote:
> I ran across this trying to get openjdk6 ported to 10.5/ppc:
> Error: Cannot install openjdk6 for the arch(s) 'powerpc' because
> Error: its dependency apache-ant does not build for the required arch(s) by default
> Error: and does not have a universal variant.
> The apache-ant port is written in Java, has no architecture-specific dependencies, and will build on any architecture. If I actually try to build+install it, it works fine:
> ---> Staging apache-ant into destroot
> ---> Installing apache-ant @1.8.1_0
> ---> Activating apache-ant @1.8.1_0
> ---> Cleaning apache-ant
> How should I work around this constraint? It seems a bit odd that the ports system is pre-emptively blocking me from trying to build something that will work just fine, rather than providing a setting that allows the few ports that *are* architecture specific to declare themselves as such -- but maybe I'm misunderstanding what this feature does.
Ports like apache-ant that install no architecture-specific files should so indicate by using the key "supported_archs noarch".
I've fixed this for apache-ant just now:
The vast majority of ports do install architecture-specific (i.e. compiled) files so it makes more sense to require the few architecture-agnostic ports to be modified.
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