Compiling ports in a post-9.0-RELEASE world
linimon at lonesome.com
Mon Mar 14 11:00:10 UTC 2011
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 02:00:33PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> 1. Fix all ports to compile with both gcc 4.2 (for RELENG_) and clang.
I do not believe we have enough time before 9.0R to accomplish this;
especially as I understand that there is pressure within the src committer
community to simply "throw the switch".
> 2. Adopt an official "ports compiler," which would likely be one of
> the gcc versions from the ports tree itself, and update all ports to
> work with it.
I think this is our only reasonable alternative medium-term.
Let me add on to this discussion the attempts to do this so far. (Note:
I have not worked on any of them; this is all just FYI).
PR ports/155408 [PATCH] add support for USE_GCC_BUILD to bsd.port.mk
IMHO, necessary but insufficient.
A status report on a package run vs. the clang compiler. Some of the
data may be stale; updates are welcome. This is probably the best
place to start updating data. fwiw, it includes a link to patches
to not only various ports, but also the infrastructure:
This was a Google Summer of Code project: "making ports work with
clang". I do not know the status of this project.
I hope that someone will update the wiki with the latest status on the
latter two projects.
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