Compilers and Variants and Architectures Oh My!

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Sun Mar 24 16:45:23 PDT 2013

On Mar 24, 2013, at 2:53 PM, Jeremy Lavergne <jeremy at> wrote:

>> I noticed in several places it was suggested to make +universal the
>> default variant on systems running 64-bit kernels, even aside from Wine.
>> Is this actually a good procedure?
> You certainly can always build +universal anyways, but it tends to be a waste of space unless you know you'll need it.

Not only would it waste space, it would prevent you from using our pre-built binaries for nearly all ports. We only build +universal packages for dependencies of i386-only ports.


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