Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu May 19 07:13:11 PDT 2016

> On May 19, 2016, at 9:11 AM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday May 19 2016 08:13:26 Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> Skipping those components gives me a destroot directory that is 185Mb big, as opposed to the 359Mb from the binary package for 10.9 . I must add that I build with optflags="-Os -march=core2", though; -Os overriding GCC's default -O2 may have made some difference too.
>> So we don't know how much each of those modifications contributed to the space difference.
> No, but Os vs O2 shouldn't lead to a 2x space reduction.
>> You can't have two ports install files to the same locations without conflicting with one another. And having two ports install the same files is redundant and counterproductive.
> That's not relevant here: we're talking about variants of a single port.

We can't use variants for reasons already explained.

You talked about using path:-style dependencies, which one only does if there are multiple ports that can provide a file.

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