Using platforms in 2.8.0

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue Nov 1 02:47:41 UTC 2022

On 2022-11-1 13:31 , Nils Breunese wrote:
> Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
>> On 2022-11-1 11:45 , Nils Breunese wrote:
>>> So when a port installs one pre-built binary on x86_64 and another on arm64, regardless of OS version, setting 'platforms {darwin any}’ would be appropriate and correct?
>> Sure. Unless the x86_64 binary was built targeting 10.5 though, you probably also need to restrict the versions. E.g. if the binary works on 10.12 and later:
>> platforms {darwin any} {darwin >= 16}
> Should that be ‘platforms {darwin >= 16}’? If not, I don’t really understand the syntax above yet.

The {darwin any} is what makes a single binary archive shared between 
all OS versions possible. Without it, separate archives for darwin_16, 
darwin_17, and so on would be built.

Being able to say {darwin any >= 16} might be clearer, but unfortunately 
that isn't accepted currently.

- Josh

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