Compiling ports in a post-9.0-RELEASE world

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at
Tue Mar 15 18:20:49 UTC 2011

13.03.2011, 01:00, "Doug Barton" <dougb at>:
> Howdy,
> As many of you are no doubt already aware, much work has been undertaken
> to make clang the default compiler for the src tree starting with
> 9.0-RELEASE. It is not 100% certain that this change will be made, but
> it's looking more likely every day.
> This raises an interesting question for how to deal with compiling ports
> after 9.0 is released. So far there are 2 main ideas for how to deal
> with this:
> 1. Fix all ports to compile with both gcc 4.2 (for RELENG_[78]) and clang.
> 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.

3. Fix Clang to compile more ports

My $0.02


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