Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Feb 9 19:36:33 PST 2012

On Feb 9, 2012, at 21:17, Ulrich Wienands wrote:

> Ok, coming back to the original question: why, then, does wxWidgets
> not want to build on 10.4 ppc?? ppc is listed as supported
> architecture, and the platform darwin 11 {} will be ignored, so what
> gives? Anyway I can force this?

Ok, looking back at the message you posted before:

On Feb 4, 2012, at 20:53, Ulrich Wienands wrote:

> I try py27-wxpython: no go; it claims wxWidgets cannot install on ppc:
> ------ Error msg I get:
> sudo port install py27-wxpython
> Password:
> Warning: port definitions are more than two weeks old, consider using selfupdate
> --->  Computing dependencies for py27-wxpython
> Error: Cannot install py27-wxpython for the arch(s) 'i386' because
> Error: its dependency wxWidgets does not build for the required
> arch(s) by default
> Error: and does not have a universal variant.
> Error: Unable to execute port: architecture mismatch
> To report a bug, see <>
> ------- End error msg.

If you're on ppc, I can't explain why it would be trying to do anything for i386. What are the values of build_arch and universal_archs in macports.conf? Are you trying to install any ports universal?

Note that Tiger is considered old at this point, and it wouldn't be unexpected for a port to fail to build. However, in this case, we haven't even gotten to trying to build the port yet, and I don't quite see yet why.

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