build macport from src for i386

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Dec 10 17:07:01 PST 2011

On Dec 10, 2011, at 15:50, Peter wrote:

> My mac mini supports 64 bit, the default build for macport is 64 bit.
> I want to specify to build macport for 32 bit. 
> the following command doesn't work.
> ./configure --build_arch=i386
> is there a way to do it?

The MacPorts binaries you get from our web site are universal: they're for all architectures.

Why does it matter to you what architecture MacPorts itself is? I suspect what matters is what architecture MacPorts builds your ports for. That's controlled via the build_arch setting in the macports.conf file.

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