How to specify a variant in 'depends_lib'

Jyrki Wahlstedt jwa at
Mon Sep 24 23:42:38 PDT 2007

On 25.9.2007, at 9.34, susanmackay at wrote:

> I am trying to write a portfile for some software but I want to  
> make sure that a particular variant of a dependency is installed.  
> Is there some way that I can specify the variant within the  
> portfile that I want to use? WOuld something like:
> depends_lib   port:otherport+variantname
> work? (I'm away from the computer that is doing this at the moment  
> so I can't experiment). If not, then I'll have to think of some  
> other way of achieving my goal.
> Thanks
> Susan

this is not possible at the moment. Specifying variants in  
dependencies has been debated somewhat with no agreement.

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