Improving Ada support on FreeBSD and in the ports system

freebsd-ports at freebsd-ports at
Sun Nov 8 20:18:29 UTC 2009

On 2009-11-07 22:06:36, Mark Linimon wrote:
> There were several more working, but a recent compiler update broke them.
> At that time the portmgr team went ahead and marked the ports "broken".
> That both advises users that they don't compile, and also triggers a
> periodic email to the ports@ mailing list.  Beyond that we have to rely
> on work done by individual contributors.

Seems reasonable.

> Most of the general mechanisms for selecting "port alternative foo vs.
> bar" live in ports/Mk.  In particular, you will probably want to look at
> ports/Mk/  A more advanced example is in  Note:
> don't feel bad if you don't understand the contents of these files; they
> have evolved to their current state over quite some period of time.  It's
> perfectly fair to ask for help.

It's on the list. Thanks!

> For something like this that isn't widely used, I wouldn't spend too much
> time on anything other than i386 and amd64.  That's where the majority of
> our user base is (I'm guessing 80% and 15%, respectively, based on the PR
> arrival statistics.)

That's good to know. I don't have any sparc64 machines laying around...

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