compile for x86_64?

Juan Manuel Palacios jmpp at
Wed Feb 21 17:30:14 PST 2007

On Feb 21, 2007, at 9:17 PM, Juan Manuel Palacios wrote:

> 	"port install <portname> make.args=<arg>" should force port(1) to use 
> <arg> as the value of the corresponding key, 'make.args' in this case. 
> However, that might override the make.args value listed in the 
> Portfile, if any, so before you pass your own parameters to the build 
> process you might want to read the Portfile for the port in question 
> ("port cat <port> | more" helps for that purpose) and construct 
> appropriate arguments in order not to alter what the maintainer 
> recommends.
> 	HTH,...
> -jmpp

	Replying to my own post and thanking Elias for pointing it out, that 
should be 'build.args' and not 'make.args' (temporary lapse). On a side 
note, you should be careful about passing arbitrary arguments to the 
build process of a port, as they might cause unexpected 
behavior/failures. What's already there (in the Portfile) is what the 
maintainer, who is supposed to know about the port, recommends; so in 
case you know for sure that what you want works, you should create a 
trac ticket (assigned to the maintainer) and suggest the inclusion of 
your enhancements either as a variant or in the port's main body.



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