fixing lang/spidermonkey

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Tue Aug 9 05:39:22 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 15:18 -0400, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> Hello!
> The attachment contains an upgrade to lang/spidermonkey. The benefits are:
> 	. build on amd64 at all and _properly_ on all other platforms
> 	  (-fPIC -DPIC should be used for shared objects everywhere);
> 	. do not build vendor's own version of libm (fdlibm) -- FreeBSD's
> 	  -lm provides sufficient functionality (mozilla, firefox contain
> 	  the same foolishness, BTW);
> 	. uses -lreadline instead of building vendor's own "editline";
> 	. unless WITHOUT_TESTS is set, download, patch and run the vendor's
> 	  set of self-tests;
> 	. patch to compile cleanly with '-Wall -Werror'.
> Mozilla people indicate, that they plan to make a new release of spidermonkey, 
> when Firefox-1.5 ships (circa September):
> When that takes place, spidermonkey can be used _instead_ of browsers' own 
> snapshots of js thus reducing the porting effort, cutting build-times, and 
> providing a single place for patches.
> Considering that, on one hand, the port is marked broken on amd64 since March 
> 2004 (a tier-1 platform), and, on the other, nothing depends on it (no new 
> possible new breakage), I ask portmgr to also allow me to merge these fixes 
> before release -- unless the maintainer objects in a few days.

Approved assuming the maintainer accepts.


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