FreeBSD Port: spidermonkey-1.7.0

dsh daniel.haischt at
Fri Aug 12 02:26:56 UTC 2011

Hi Daniel,

I put mine here:

But I as well have a a github account so I could try merging my
attempt with yours.

Right now I am running into an issue where the make process does nit
include a header file from the port which is causing a compile error.


On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 3:34 AM, Daniel Rench
<citric at> wrote:
> On 8/11/11 9:39 AM, dsh wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I intend to create an Apache Tuscany (native) port for FreeBSD. Apache
>> Tuscany uses the newly introduced JSON API which is available in
>> Spidermonkey libmozjs 1.8.5 [1]. Would it be possible to upgrade the
>> existing SpiderMonkey 1.7.0 port or would it make more sense to
>> introduce an additional spidermonkey185 port that would exist in
>> parallel?
> I would rather see lang/spidermonkey upgraded to 1.8.x rather than have
> multiple versioned ports. There are only a handful of ports that have
> spidermonkey as a dependency, so if an upgrade breaks any of them, we give
> those maintainers a heads up before committing.
>> I already started creating the port descriptor files for an additional
>> spidermonkey185 port but I am stuck right now at a point where the
>> compiler bails out because it doesn't find a header file that would be
>> found if compiling SpiderMonkey 1.8.5 standalone on FreeBSD without
>> using the ports infrastructure. I would appreciate some guidance on
>> the above question and on the actual port I created so far if you
>> would say it does make sense to go ahead with an additional
>> spidermonkey185 port instead of updating the existing one.
> Do you have your port-in-progress up anywhere public?
> Several weeks ago I started my own attempt at upgrading the port to 1.8.5. I
> just pushed this incomplete upgrade to github at
> . If you're a
> github user you can fork my version and contribute from there if you like.
>> [1]
>> Cheers
>> Daniel

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