Unknown flavor ‘py39’, possible flavors: py38
I use Synth to build my own packages. On a test system running
stable/13, Synth had issues with
The ports framework spat out this complaint:
Unknown flavor 'py39', possible flavors: py38.
The configuration files
/usr/local/etc/synth/LiveSystem-make.conf both specify
textproc/py-sphinxcontrib-applehelp/Makefile, I couldn’t help notice the
The oldest Python version in support is 3.7 and the newest version is 3.11, which is currently in alpha. I changed the specification to
USES+=python:3.7-3.11 and ran the build. Success!
Next, I pondered the question what if
3.5 is too old. What happens if I change
3.7+ in the
Makefile? I removed the files produced in the previous attempt and ran the build again. Another success!
Now, what if I revert to
3.5+ and remove the produce? Will it work this time? Yes, strangely enough it did.
Why is this software business so indeterministic?