[MacPorts] #15411: Python bsddb/subversion-python25bindings module updates

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Tue May 27 16:20:40 PDT 2008

#15411: Python bsddb/subversion-python25bindings module updates
  Reporter:  dluke at macports.org  |       Owner:  dluke at macports.org
      Type:  enhancement         |      Status:  assigned          
  Priority:  Normal              |   Milestone:  Port Enhancements 
 Component:  ports               |     Version:  1.6.0             
Resolution:                      |    Keywords:                    
Comment (by dluke at macports.org):

 Since ports can't depend on variants on other ports (and may never be able
 to), I don't know that that's a workable end-state.

 We'll probably need a 'default' bdb version (which would be 4.6 now and
 maybe 4.7 if someone makes a port for it).

 It might make sense to add variants that change things to depend on the
 older bdb versions, but I wouldn't bother adding (and testing) them unless
 there actually ends up being demand for it.

 I don't think a global macports conf setting for the version of a single
 project is a good idea. Of course, if the variants are named consistently,
 someone could set up default variants to get the behavior you want.

 So, in summary, I would like to make the change I've proposed here (which
 just updates the current state of things to use a newer bdb) and if you'd
 like to write variants for the other bdb versions, I wouldn't be opposed
 to adding them.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.macports.org/ticket/15411#comment:5>
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