2.6.0 features

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Sat Oct 5 13:54:57 UTC 2019


On Sat, Oct 05, 2019 at 08:30:18AM -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> > * Ports that need a full Xcode installation to build should set
> > 'use_xcode yes'. This is set automatically if build.type is 'xcode'.
> > Ports that don't set this option to 'yes' are assumed to be able to
> > be built with just the Command Line Tools, and MacPorts won't warn
> > about Xcode being missing.
> Is this the explanation for why ports like VLC2 don't build anymore?
> https://build.macports.org/builders/ports-10.9_x86_64-builder/builds/99080/steps/install-port/logs/stdio
> xcode-select: error: tool 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode, but active
> developer directory '/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools' is a command
> line tools instance

Yes, if those buildsystems execute 'xcodebuild' they should set
use_xcode yes. It was my impression that the fallout would be small,
since I personally haven't had to set this on any port that doesn't
already do so via the xcode PortGroup.


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