incr revision / portindex

Joshua Root jmr at
Fri Nov 5 23:30:36 UTC 2021

On 2021-11-6 10:14 , Nils Breunese wrote:
> Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
>> On 2021-11-5 18:42 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> Either we allow portindexes that differ by OS version and arch (and we currently do), or we do not.
>> That's something of a false dichotomy; we can also allow it for some but not all options. I am advocating disallowing it by policy for version and revision, not just because of this issue but because it makes it impossible to answer questions like "What is the current version of this port?"
> I maintain the various openjdk* ports and the latest versions for x86_64 and arm64 are not always the same for a particular openjdk* port. So what the current version of a port is cannot always be answered without the context of OS/arch.

Yes, but that need not be the case. Earlier in the thread I mentioned 
the approach used by ld64, where each version is a separate subport, and 
the top-level port depends on a different subport depending on the OS 

- Josh

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