Which OS X version is a port good for?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Apr 2 08:50:02 PDT 2011

On Apr 2, 2011, at 10:41, Ulrich Wienands wrote:

> Is there a way to find out which version of OS X a port is good for?
> My specific problem is gcc-4.6beta, which does not build on my systems
> (PPC 10.4.11[Tiger]). I assume gcc-4.6 needs Leo or higher, but...??
> How can I detect these before starting an hours-long ibuild only
> tohave it die at the end??

Ports that are known to not work on a particular OS version or architecture should contain a block that prevents building or even fetching the port on those systems. I guess the maintainer of gcc46 does not know that it doesn't work on Tiger, so you should file a bug report telling him that so that he can add the aforementioned block to it, or better yet fix the problem.

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