ports missing their packages.

andrew clarke mail at ozzmosis.com
Wed Oct 29 12:00:55 UTC 2008

On Wed 2008-10-29 04:42:18 UTC-0500, Scot Hetzel (swhetzel at gmail.com) wrote:

> So you are advocating that port maintainers have to create packages
> for all the supported FreeBSD architecture's (amd64, arm, i386, ia64,
> mips, pc98, powerpc, sparc64, sun4v).  That would be 9 packages
> needing to be created at the time the port maintainer submits the
> upgrade PR.

Or more if you want packages for both FreeBSD 6.x & 7.x.

Presumably the 6.x series wlll be retired before 8.x is released... :)

That brings up a question (not directed at you, Scot) - what is the
usual procedure for port maintainers so they can test their ports on
both 6.x & 7.x?  In terms of building a port, is it a case of most
porters running 7.x, and what compiles with gcc 4.2 without trouble is
likely to be OK with gcc 3.4 also?

I suppose you could install lang/gcc34 under 7.x and try building
your port with that instead of the base gcc.  Then it's just a matter
of setting CC=gcc34.  Or is there more to it than that?

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