depends_run should ignore +/- universal?!

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Wed Jan 21 15:43:13 PST 2015

On Wednesday January 21 2015 18:03:45 Lawrence Velázquez wrote:

> > Those patches evolve, and thus have a version number, which is simply a date. If it were me, I'd put that version number into the revision, which corresponds almost perfectly to the intended use of that variable.
> No, it doesn't. The revision is basically versioning for portfiles and MacPorts' own fixes. The Infinality patches are more like a supplemental upstream.

Yes, I know that's what you use and intend(ed) revision for. But think of it this way. If these Infinality patches were my own, I'd do what if I updated them? IIUC, I'd bump the revision. The difference would be that the patches' version would be coupled to the port version, so there wouldn't be the 2-versions issue to resolve.

I guess we can have different views of what "corresponding almost perfectly" entails ;)

> > I've tried changing the version in the +infinality variant, so that for instance port:freetype is at 2.5.4 and port:freetype+infinality at . That works, but something in MacPorts breaks. I can do `port patch freetype +infinality` to check whether the patches apply correctly, but when I continue with `port configure freetype +infinality` the process continues all the way to the install or until the 1st error.
> That sounds like a bug. It would be great if you could open a ticket about it and provide a minimal test case.

I actually considered this approach a rather ugly hack, but apparently it's not unsupported and supposed to work?
I'll see if I can come up with one, on the backburner.

Meanwhile, I've streamlined the approach with the subport, and I find it more elegant. The whole variant question is pushed a bit to the background: the subport installs an appropriate portion of the extra files, which allows the main port to make +infinality a default variant.
I'm not sure though if +infinality will be dropped when you uninstall the subport and rebuild/upgrade freetype?


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