Compiling for older macos releases?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Dec 25 15:13:49 PST 2012

On Dec 25, 2012, at 16:41, Ben Martin wrote:

>  Sorry for what feels like an FAQ, in a nutshell: If I am using
> macports to make packages and want the packages to also run on older
> macos releases what do I change?
>  I recently got the github version of fontforge to compile on Mountain
> Lion but some users are on 10.6/10.7 of macos and have reported issues
> running it.

The best / most compatible way is to build the package on that older version of OS X.

If you can't do that, you *might* be able to set "macosx_deployment_target" to 10.6 (or whatever minimum OS version you want to run on) in macports.conf, but not all ports honor that setting.

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