Changes between Initial Version and Version 6 of Ticket #25321

Jun 18, 2010, 6:57:20 PM (10 years ago)
michaelld (Michael Dickens)

Yes, I realized that this ticket is closed, but I want to correct the info for future reference.

Playing with the compiler.cpath (via the qt4-mac Portfile), it looks like what was going on is:

(0) environment variable CPATH was being set in configure.env correctly. Yes, I know this is the not the correct way to do it, but that's the way the Portfile has worked for quite a while now; I'm just inheriting its behavior.

(1) compiler.cpath was not being set, and so defaults to "${prefix}/include" alone (without ""s).

(2) when creating the environment for the 'configure' stage, the compiler.cpath entirely overwrites whatever is in the configure.env's CPATH variable.

I don't know if the above is desirable behavior or not, but: Given that qt4-mac worked by setting the configure.env CPATH variable once upon a time, the above represents a change in Portfile interpretation that was (AFAICT, stealthily) detrimental to the qt4-mac port -- and might be to other ports as well.

Is it possible to modify whatever routine is tweaking the configure.env (or XX.env) between the 'pre-configure' and 'configure' stages (or 'pre-build' and 'build', etc), such that it either (1) merges the CPATH (or other variable, etc) from both the compiler.cpath (etc) and the configure.env; or (2) prints out a warning that the CPATH (etc) variable is being overwritten, and to use compiler.cpath (etc) instead? Either might be a tall order, but something needs to happen IMHO: stealthily overwriting will only add confusion to Portfile behavior.


  • Ticket #25321

    • Property Priority changed from Normal to High
    • Property Status changed from new to closed
    • Property Resolution changed from to invalid
    • Property Summary changed from configure.env variables truncated between pre-configure and configure stages to configure.env variables overwritten between pre-configure and configure stages
  • Ticket #25321 – Description

    initial v6  
    1 See ticket #25320 comment 3 and 4.  This truncation might also occur between other pre- and regular stages; I haven't checked for those.
     1See ticket #25320 comment 3 and 4.  This overwriting might also occur between other pre- and regular stages; I haven't checked for those.