Building on Intel, running on G4

Rainer Müller raimue at
Sat May 17 14:26:50 PDT 2008

Alakazam wrote:
> On 17 mai 08, at 23:09, Rainer Müller wrote:
>> Alakazam wrote:
>>> The question of MacPorts still being universal after a selfupdate  
>>> is  indicated as being open.
>> No, MacPorts is not being build universal on selfupdate.

> Even if the +universal variant is added to all ports in variants.conf  
> (I can imagine this is completely unrelated) ?

Currently that does not affect MacPorts base. port selfupdate calls a 
hardcoded ./configure command.

For the future it would be good if MacPorts itself would use its own 
port, so that 'port selfupdate' would become the same as 'port sync && 
port upgrade MacPorts'.

> Then transferring MacPorts from one machine to another is going to be  
> a bit more complex than simply transferring /opt/local ?
> Any suggestions on how to do this properly so that "port list  
> installed", which might be useful on the secondary mac, still works  
> correctly ?

port archives would be a possibility. But at the moment it is not that 
easy to build archives. We had a discussion lately on that topic, see 
"Manual Install" started by Simon Wheatley [1].


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