invisible universal variant and merger_must_run_binaries

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Feb 3 07:22:56 UTC 2021

On Feb 3, 2021, at 01:12, Ken Cunningham wrote:

>> But if "his system will never see that port could be universal" then how could he "download and install that port +universal" in the first place?
> that is the crux of it, indeed. 
> Should our poor soul, who cannot build the port +universal, still be able to download it +universal from the buildbot and use it, if it exists (built by the arm64 machine).

At present, no, that would not be possible.

I consider the buildbot a "nice to have". It makes life easier by precompiling things but it is not essential. When something is not available precompiled, MacPorts builds from source. If something doesn't build correctly from source, let's fix that.

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