[76933] trunk/dports/multimedia/VLC

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Sun Mar 13 22:04:52 PDT 2011

On 2011-3-14 15:02 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2011, at 22:45, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> On Mar 13, 2011, at 17:36, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> That's not how default_variants works. You don't use -append, and you do need to prefix each variant name with a "+".
>>> default_variants +qtcapture +auhal
>> I understand I made a mistake without the +, but why not the -append?  The VLC port is already doing that elsewhere (in the x11 case) and it seems to be behaving correctly, so why is that wrong?
> I'm not sure, but it seemed to me that default_variants was not a variable that gets appended to or deleted from, but is a command that, when executed, appends (or maybe prepends) the given variants to the selected variants. I don't know why it behaves that way, it's just what I observed.
> If the port already has bits in it that append to default_variants, then I don't know why that works either.

Using default_variants-append is not wrong. It's only because
default_variants is implemented kind of weirdly that *not* using -append
still adds rather than clobbering.

- Josh

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