cyrus-sasl2 fails to install (surprising to me)

Landon Fuller landonf at
Sat Jun 16 01:15:12 PDT 2007

On Jun 15, 2007, at 10:27 PM, Tabitha McNerney wrote:

> Ryan,
> Thanks a ton. That was indeed the problem. However, I noticed that  
> the cyrus-sasl2 Portfile which had problems building today is the  
> same (when I diffed it) with the cyrus-sasl2 Portfile that has been  
> around for quite some time (several months to almost one year?).  
> The same Portfile builds just fine on an earlier version of  
> MacPorts ( 1.4) and on both Intel and PowerPC architectures. I  
> fixed the Portfile after your suggestion like this:
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> #variant kerberos darwin {
> variant kerberos {
>         configure.args-append --enable-gssapi --with-gss_impl=mit
> }
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> What I don't understand is, why would this problem in the Portfile  
> manifest itself now v.s. 8 months ago for example?
> Thanks again Ryan for noticing what now seems to be obvious in that  
> there should not be blank spaces in the names of variants.

This old syntax was correct -- if it was broken, it is a bug.

The "double variant" syntax is used to create a variant that will be  
applied *instead of* two singular variants. That is, if both "darwin"  
and "kerberos" are selected, then the "darwin kerberos" variant will  
be used instead of individual darwin {} and kerberos {} variants.

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