depends_run should ignore +/- universal?!

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Wed Jan 21 17:10:38 PST 2015

On Jan 21, 2015, at 3:03 PM, Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at> wrote:

> On Jan 21, 2015, at 5:10 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at> wrote:
>> The situation is this: Infinality are patches that improve rendering but don't change anything else. So a variant is the logical way to go, as it won't break dependencies.
> Sure.
>> 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.
>> 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 wonder if port livecheck considers installed variants?

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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