libgcrypt and +universal variant

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Jun 6 12:32:30 PDT 2007

On Jun 6, 2007, at 14:23, Chris Pickel wrote:

> On 06 Jun, 2007, at 15:02, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jun 6, 2007, at 11:43, Chris Pickel wrote:
>>> variant universal { configure.args-append --disable-static }
>> Doesn't redefining "variant universal" like that _overwrite_ the  
>> default universal variant MacPorts provides, thereby making it no  
>> longer attempt to build anything universal?
> Hmm, yes, that's probably true. As I said, I'm not experienced with  
> +universal.
> I changed it by putting the following into "platform darwin 8" (on  
> the assumption that anyone that currently wants +universal is on  
> that platform).
>     if {[variant_isset universal]} {
>         configure.args-append --disable-static
>     }
> No dice. It looks like it's building some arch-specific libs, which  
> fail when it looks to assemble a universal lib. But for future  
> reference, is there a cleaner way to make a small change like that  
> to the universal variant?

If you need to add to the default universal variant, rather than  
replace it entirely, you could probably do something like the above  
in pre-configure. That would probably be a good place. Doing it in  
the darwin 8 platform is not great, because while you need 10.4 or  
later to do universal, somebody might be running a pre-release of 10.5.

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