How to reliable detect a MacPorts-ported compiler?

Jeffrey Walton noloader at
Wed Sep 9 08:33:03 PDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:
>> On Sep 9, 2015, at 12:35 AM, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at> wrote:
>>> Again, I have to ask why you want to do this.
>> My apologies, I was not trying to be rude. I specifically avoided
>> addressing any of these questions because of the bikeshedding
>> involved.
>>> What problem are you seeing with FSF GCC compiled with MacPorts that you do not see with FSF GCC compiled on a Mac by some other means?
>> None that I am aware.
>> But that's not the problem I am trying to solve.
> the confusion here is that it seems to be that you would be better served in detecting FSF GCC (generally) rather than a macports build of FSF GCC (specifically).
My apologies if not providing some details is causing confusion for
some folks. Its not my intention.

Thanks again for the help.


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