automake warning skipping upgrade

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue May 25 18:01:46 PDT 2010

On 2010-5-26 10:34 , Scott Webster wrote:
> Hi folks.  This question is likely quite similar to many that have
> come before, but my searches haven't helped me.  A couple of times
> recently I've gotten the following message when upgrading some ports:
> Warning: Skipping upgrade since automake 1.11.1_0 >= automake
> 1.11.1_0, even though installed variants "+universal" do not match "".
> Use 'upgrade --enforce-variants' to switch to the requested variants.
> Unfortunately I'm having some problems figuring it out since I'm not
> actually upgrading automake.  most recently I was upgrading only three
> ports, pkgconfig, ImageMagick and wine-devel and the warning came
> after the pkgconfig step:

Upgrade is a recursive operation unless you use -n. Automake is a
dependency of ImageMagick.

> Any ideas on whether or not this is a problem or how to resolve it? I
> have some ports as +universal since some require the 32-bit version
> (wine I think)... but I thought I had everything figured out in that
> realm (in terms of what ports require +universal).

Automake used to have a universal variant, but it was recently removed
because the port only installs architecture-independent files. The
warning does not indicate a problem in this case.

- Josh

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