http://guide.macports.org/ Improvement suggestions
jbusser at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Jan 19 01:26:11 PST 2010
On 2009-09-03, at 1:31 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> If you have further questions about the Guide you would like to discuss, I invite you to ask them on the macports-users mailing list. This mailing list, macports-mgr, is for management issues, such as project membership requests.
Hi, I was briefly stumped why darwin_10 was listed as a variant on (for example) the MacPorts available ports query results for wxWidgets despite that darwin_10 was not defined within the portfile as a variant.
This remained true despite that I read Guide section 3.2, until after I played around further and queried the command line (I had been using the GUI client Porticus) and after I did eventually get to guide section 5.5.
Could you two improvements be considered to Guide section 3.2?
1. can the first sentence be shortened and a follow-on sentence inserted.
Variants are a way for port authors to provide options for a port. # truncate here.
Depending on how variants are written, they may be automatic, or they may be user-selectable during the port install.
2. can a reference to more information be added after the "Note"
Variant descriptions are optional, so you may not see descriptions for all variants.
Variants are further explained in the Portfile Reference section.
Should I append the above as comments to still-open ticket 18359?
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