[MacPorts] #55878: lowdown @0.3.1: Fix mandir; fix universal variant; fix build on Snow Leopard and earlier

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#55878: lowdown @0.3.1: Fix mandir; fix universal variant; fix build on Snow
Leopard and earlier
  Reporter:  ryandesign  |      Owner:  janstary
      Type:  defect      |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal      |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports       |    Version:
Resolution:              |   Keywords:  haspatch
      Port:  lowdown     |

Comment (by janstary):

 I agree with the PREFIX and MANDIR, sorry for missing them earlier.

 I agree that `--disable-dependency-tracking` should be dropped.
 Indeed, lowdown's `./configure` only accepts certain KEY=VAL as its
 So I think `configure.universal_args` should be cleared completely in

 I attach a log of `port -vsd install lowdown` on my system (10.13):
 I don't see the `--disable-dependency-tracking` added, perhaps that's why
 it didn't fail for me. Why would it not added on my system?

 Why does the LDFLAGS need to be recognized in `./configure`?
 Is there something we need to pass here to the lowdown build?
 Without this patch, it gets compiled with
 LDFLAGS='-L/opt/local/lib -Wl,-headerpad_max_install_names -arch x86_64'
 Is there something else we need to pass? As of now, it seems
 the only application is to have `-lsnowleopardfixes` added to the build.
 I would like to get rid of that completely: lowdown goes out of its way
 to be very portable and provides compatibility implementations for missing
 functions in `compats.c` -- it's just that strndup(3) and strnlen(3) isn't
 I talked to upstream: it seems much cleaner to just add these two
 as opposed to tweaking the build and link to something else; they will add
 it soon.
 We might either add them to `compats.c` for no until upstream does,
 or just wait a bit for the next release which will have them
 (upstream is quite responsive).

 At any rate, thank you very much for looking into this.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/55878#comment:1>
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