tomcat55 port on AMD64

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Thu May 11 17:25:07 UTC 2006

On Thu, 11 May 2006 13:08:19 -0400 Frank Laszlo wrote:
> 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.

Argh, yes. You are right. It do have problems with current default
port linux_base-8. I'm using linux_base-fc3 for a long time and get
used to it too much.

Boris B. Samorodov, Research Engineer
InPharmTech Co,
Telephone & Internet Service Provider

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