Installing a different PORTVERSION based on OSVERSION?

Wesley Shields wxs at
Sun Feb 14 18:02:44 UTC 2010

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 07:26:39PM -0800, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> I'm working on a revision to a port where the current version doesn't 
> work on 8.0-R; however, an older version does.  Rather than roll the 
> entire port back to an older version, I'd like to have the newer version 
> available to 7.x and older and the older version available to 8.x and 
> newer.  Is it appropriate to install different versions of a port based 
> on ${OSVERSION}?  If so, do I just set the necessary variables after 
> including

This seems like a bad idea to me. How much effort would it take to fix
the port on 8.x and newer? The other option is to mark it broken on 8.x
and newer.

-- WXS

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