Workarounds for cross compiling to Windows?

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Fri Jul 10 16:14:56 UTC 2020

> But I'm wondering if there's some way of tricking the system so that I
> could write for example a custom portfile for the packages I need, with
> this portfile modified for cross compiling to windows.

It's very simple to do this.


set up a directory somewhere with good access permissions
make that directory in your custom directory
tell macports where it is to use it by editing ${prefix}/etc/macports/sources.conf

I have literally hundreds of these ports. I believe you will find this very powerful for you.

There is a full description on the point-by-point details here:


Ask when you run into troubles.



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