Issue with the portgroup python using the python.version variable

Joshua Root jmr at
Fri Sep 25 04:22:23 PDT 2015

On 2015-9-25 20:09 , Tiago Freitas Pereira wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm developing a port file for a python package that I have here
> (, but I cannot read the variable
> python.version as mentioned in the documentation
> (
> When I try to read this variable I get the following message:
> {{{
> Failed to parse file science/py-bob.blitz/Portfile: can't read
> "python.version": no such variable
> }}}
> I have checked a couple of python ports such as  py-docutils
> (
> or py-scikit-image
> (
> and I'm doing basically the same thing that they do and I can't figure
> out what is wrong.

Those other ports add their dependencies inside a 'if {$subport ne
$name}' statement. That's what you'll need to do too, because
python.version is undefined when you're not in one of the
version-specific subports.

- Josh

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