tomcat55 port on AMD64

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Thu May 11 17:42:56 UTC 2006

On Thu, 11 May 2006 13:33:28 -0400 Frank Laszlo wrote:
> Boris Samorodov wrote:
> > 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.

> It looks like linux_base-fc3 is basically doing what my patch was
> intended for, renaming the poor use of ARCH to something else
> (LINUX_RPM_ARCH) so that we are not overwriting such an important
> variable. But it does still have this for some reason:

> .if (${ARCH} == "amd64")
> LATEST_LINK:=           ${LATEST_LINK:C/linux/linux32/}
> ARCH=                   i386
> .endif

> I'm not really sure what purpose that serves, as ARCH isn't used
> anywhere in the Makefile. perhaps I am missing something from

I think that it is intended to use with the packages. As we discussed
earlier, there is now native linux on AMD. Hence, one should fetch and
install those for i386.

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

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