[118513] trunk/dports/devel/dbus

Marcus Calhoun-Lopez mcalhoun at macports.org
Thu Apr 3 14:43:04 PDT 2014

I see your point.
I would be happy to remove it if such warnings are distracting and/or unhelpful.

           if {[variant_isset startupitem]}
ever return true if there is NO
           variant startupitem {


On Apr 3, 2014, at 12:24 PM, Clemens Lang <cal at macports.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>> [118513] trunk/dports/devel/dbus
>> Revision 118513
>> Author mcalhoun at macports.org
>> Date 2014-04-03 10:39:22 -0700 (Thu, 03 Apr 2014)
>> Log Message Update version 1.6.12->1.8.0
> This change will now display the following message to every user, even
> if he never consciously selected any of dbus' variants:
> --->  Configuring dbus
> Warning: You have requested an obsolete variant
> Warning: Installation of startup items are now determined by /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf
> Warning: See https://guide.macports.org/#reference.startupitems
> --->  Building dbus
> Is that really what we want? I know we don't keep track of which
> variants a user manually selected, but I'd still argue that we
> should just "do the right thing" for the average user with a
> standard install silently – especially since as long as the variant
> is present it will be preserved during updates. Maybe you could
> remove the variant declaration but continue to use
> if {[variant_isset startupitem]}
> to print warnings where necessary? As far as I know that should remove
> the variant automatically on upgrade.
> -- 
> Clemens Lang

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