more woes with php 5.2.6

Tabitha McNerney tabithamc at
Sat Aug 2 16:34:08 PDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 3:47 AM, Rainer Müller <raimue at> wrote:

> Tabitha McNerney wrote:
>> What I find interesting is that I have never used, to the best of my
>> knowledge, "port configure <portname> +foo +bar", etc. I only do an initial
>> "port fetch" and then I edited the php5 Portfile to make my additions and
>> then I ran port install +foo +bar ... so this is a wee bit confusing unless
>> even the fetch phase should be conducted *after* I've my the additions to
>> the php5 Portfile?
> Once you realize that variants could change the files to be downloaded, it
> should be clear. 'port fetch +foo' could download additional files which
> would be left out otherwise. So you have to select the variants already at
> the fetch phase and keep it through the other phases.

Rainer, Harry, Ryan and friends,

Thank you for clarifying this. I hadn't even realized that in the fetch
phase one can specify variants. MacPorts is incredible flexible! This is
really helpful!



> Rainer
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