path depends with wildcard?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Tue Jan 20 11:26:56 PST 2015

On Tuesday January 20 2015 12:25:32 Michael Dickens wrote:

> but that's ugly & cumbersome. There has got to be a better way. Any
> advice on a robust yet concise way to do this? Thanks! - MLD

Hi Michael,

I suppose you're not supporting any random swig version, so how about doing what the python Portfile itself does, a foreach over a list of known versions? swig-python and swig-python-devel both don't install a single common file?

Alternatively someone could implement stub or virtual ports, if they don't exist already, a feature by which port:swig-python-devel itself can signal that it provides port:swig-python, rather than leaving it up to client code to figure out if something equivalent to port:swig-python is installed.


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