tomcat55 port on AMD64

Frank Laszlo laszlof at
Thu May 11 17:08:35 UTC 2006

Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Thu, 11 May 2006 12:03:11 -0400 Frank Laszlo wrote:
>> I submitted a patch[1] to fix this issue some time ago, It has to do
>> with the way linux ports handle ARCH, since the linux emulation port
>> doesn't work on amd64, its forced to use i386 rpm's. Unfortunately my
>> efforts were shun by a brick wall, and no changes were made to address
>> this. I am going to repeat this one more time, ARCH should NEVER be
>> overwritten, here is yet another example of why.
>> [1]
> Seems that this problem shouldn't exist since updating of the port to
> use new

You would think so, but the fact of the matter is, ARCH should be a
READONLY variable. It is relied upon heavily in the ports framework and
shouldn't be changed, ever. Why we don't just use another variable name
to do the trickery is what I am wondering.

Frank Laszlo
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The VonOstin Group
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