MacPorts and x86_64?
ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Jun 24 13:57:22 PDT 2009
On Jun 24, 2009, at 15:03, Andre-John Mas wrote:
> On 24-Jun-2009, at 15:12, Joshua Root wrote:
>> I'm told that the compiler on Snow Leopard generates x86_64
>> binaries by
>> default. So with the current MacPorts code, that is what you'll get
>> (unless you build universal, or the port adds -arch flags itself).
>> The plan is to add a setting for the default target arch. MacPorts
>> then attempt to always pass a -arch flag to the compiler (or -m32/-
>> for non-Apple compilers), and individual ports would need to make
>> that this is picked up by their build system if the default methods
>> don't suffice. The "sensible default" for this option would appear
>> to be
>> x86_64 on Snow Leopard, and i386 or ppc on earlier OS releases
>> to the hardware arch.
> Will this option be specifiable in a configuration, so that in the
> term we can test 64-bit compatibility in Leopard?
I think you can already test this by using the +universal variant and
setting universal_archs to x86_64 in macports.conf.
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