New install, how should I set my macports.conf

Joshua Root jmr at
Fri Jan 22 19:40:47 PST 2010

On 2010-1-23 11:59 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2010, at 18:20, Scott Haneda wrote:
>> Why is "build_arch" commented out in the conf above?
> Who knows. When a value in macports.conf is commented, the default is used. As explained above that comment, the default build_arch is x86_64 on Snow Leopard on machines like yours that support it.
> In MacPorts 1.9 this line will no longer ship commented out; it'll ship enabled and set to the default value for your system. This change was already made in trunk awhile ago.

What? It ships commented out, even in trunk, because the default cannot
be determined at the time we build the (universal) package.

- Josh

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