How do I need if I need a variant?

Scott Webster sewebster at
Thu Aug 26 19:18:35 PDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 7:15 PM, John Puffs <johnnypuffs at> wrote:
> I know, silly question..  Please excuse my ignorance.
> Fo example, I want to install argus-monitor.
> The variants are apple_postfix and universal.
> I understand universal.. But other variants sometimes confuse me.
> Do I NEED apple_postfix variant. Will it work the same either way? What is
> the difference?
> Thanks for any advice to help educate a newb..

Generally the command "port variants portname" tells you about the
different variants.  In this particular case though, it tells you
nothing.  But usually unless you know otherwise, just going with the
default works.


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