Re: poudriere-devel based aarch64 llvm16-16.0.0.r3 build got: bad make -VBE_FREEBSD_PLIST_FILES result leads to "pkg-static: pkg_checksum_hash_sha256_file(read failed): Is a directory"

From: Mark Millard <>
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 23:53:59 UTC
[Looks like the problem is not on the pkg side of things.
I adjusted the subject to indicate the newly identified
context as well.]

On Mar 5, 2023, at 01:52, Mark Millard <> wrote:

> On Mar 5, 2023, at 00:03, Mark Millard <> wrote:
>> My poudriere-devel based ports update got:
>> =======================<phase: package        >============================
>> . . .
>> ===>  Building package for llvm16-16.0.0.r3
>> pkg-static: pkg_checksum_hash_sha256_file(read failed): Is a directory
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop.
>> make: stopped in /usr/ports/devel/llvm16
>> FYI: This was my first time attempting to build llvm16
>> as one of the ports.
>> I see that, for example,
>> reports success with building (and, so, packaging)
>> llvm16-16.0.0.r3 . I've no clue why the distinction.
>> For reference:
>> port directory: /usr/ports/devel/llvm16
>> package name: llvm16-16.0.0.r3
>> building for: FreeBSD CA72_ZFS 13.1-RELEASE-p7 FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE-p7 arm64
>> . . .
>> Poudriere version: poudriere-git-
>> Host OSVERSION: 1400081
>> Jail OSVERSION: 1301000
>> Of 227 ports, this was the only one to fail to build.
>> llvm15 and gcc12 were built.
>> This was on a HoneyComb (16 Cortex-A72's).
>> poudriere-devel is now building ports, targeting main
>> instead of targeting releng/13.1 . We will see how
>> that goes building the same 227 ports.
>> It will be some time before I'll retest building for
>> releng/13.1 in order to check on repeatability.
>> # uname -apKU
>> FreeBSD CA72_16Gp_ZFS 14.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT #88 main-n261230-e78dc78e517a-dirty: Wed Mar  1 16:17:45 PST 2023     root@CA72_16Gp_ZFS:/usr/obj/BUILDs/main-CA72-nodbg-clang/usr/main-src/arm64.aarch64/sys/GENERIC-NODBG-CA72 arm64 aarch64 1400081 1400081
> The build for main also failed.
> One difference in my build vs. the FreeBSD build
> servers is the use of BE_NATIVE instead of
> BE_STANDARD . May be the pkg-plist is mishandled
> for BE_NATIVE ?

I think I finally figured out what to look at to see
the basic problem for devel/llvm16 used via BE_NATIVE
for aarch64 (and, so, arm* as well).

In the below, note the "llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/"
which is a directory

llvm16/lib/libLLVMAArch64AsmParser.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAArch64CodeGen.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAArch64Desc.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAArch64Disassembler.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAArch64Info.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAArch64Utils.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUAsmParser.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUCodeGen.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUDesc.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUDisassembler.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUInfo.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUTargetMCA.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMAMDGPUUtils.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMExegesisAArch64.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMWebAssemblyAsmParser.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMWebAssemblyCodeGen.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMWebAssemblyDesc.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMWebAssemblyDisassembler.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMWebAssemblyInfo.a llvm16/lib/libLLVMWebAssemblyUtils.a  llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/

(For reference, llvm15 does not end up with a llvm15/lib/clang/15/include/ listed.)

By contrast for llvm16, -VBE_FREEBSD_PLIST_FILES ends up listing explicit files
inside the directory:

. . . llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_bf16.h llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_cde.h llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_fp16.h llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_mve.h llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_neon.h llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_sve.h llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/riscv_vector.h

It would appear to me that the llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/arm_*.h files possibly
be present for AArch64 because of its coverage of arm* as well, just like for
BE_FREEBSD . (But such does not seem to be the case for devel/llvm15 's 
BE_NATIVE either, so I may be wrong. For both llvm16 and llvm15 , _NATIVE_BACKENDS
does not list ARM for aarch64 , just AArch64 . I do not know why since armv7 is
listed in kern.supported_archs: aarch64 armv7 .)

I'll note that there is no _BE_INCS_AArch64 in the Makefile (both llvm16 and llvm15)
and there is:

.for BE_ARCH in ${${BE}_BACKENDS}
_BE_LIBS_${BE}+=        ${_BE_LIBS_COMMON:S/^/${BE_ARCH}/} \
                        ${_BE_LIBS_${BE_ARCH}:S/^/${BE_ARCH}/} \
_BE_INCS_${BE}+=        ${_BE_INCS_${BE_ARCH}}

but NATIVE_BACKENDS excludes ARM (in both llvm16 and llvm15).

At least the "llvm16/lib/clang/16/include/" (no file listed) for
-VBE_NATIVE_PLIST_FILES should be eliminated. Possibly the arm_*.h
files under that path should be present.

Mark Millard
marklmi at