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Tue Feb 14 14:40:57 UTC 2012
> On 12.02.2012 22:43, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> > On 02/12/2012 03:33 PM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> >> on 12/02/2012 23:22 Stephen Montgomery-Smith said the following:
> >>> On 02/12/2012 03:15 PM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> >>>> Today I became another user of redports.org. I can definitely
> >>>> recommend it.
> >>> Yes, but it is not without its problems. I tried testing math/sage
> >>> on
> >>> redports.org. It reported an error building the dependency
> >>> math/atlas, which
> >>> built fine on mine and other people's systems.
> >> But still this is an instance of environment where the port can
> >> fail, so it
> >> warrants an investigation and fixing. Either in the port or in the
> >> redports
> >> infrastructure.
> > Yes, you are correct. In fact, in the case of math/atlas there is
> > the following report. It looks like people are working on it.
> > http://portsmon.freebsd.org/portoverview.py?category=math&portname=atlas&wildcard=
> I think this isn't directly related. The build on redports had status
> "dud" in
> math/atlas which means the port has set IGNORE. I have no good way of
> telling which
> IGNORE line it is yet but it can only be one of:
> You have set WITH_ARCHDEF, but have not defined ARCHDEF
> You must select at least one of WITH_SHARED and WITH_STATIC
> both sound strange.
There is nothing strange about them: they just indicate errors arising
from invalid choices of OPTIONS. The build is more likely to be
broken by MANUAL_PACKAGE_BUILD, which uses IGNORE.
math/atlas is a port that -- except in a few cases -- must be built on
the host machine in a dedicated build. If you have a port that has a
dependency on math/atlas, then it will not be easy to test that port
via a system like Redports.
With regard to the larger issue, ghostscript is a somewhat awkward
port to check, because: it has many dependencies; it has many options
that are used by a considerable number of people; it is maintained by
a group (although Hiroki usually works on it); and it is widely-used.
Even with a reasonable amount of testing (and Hiroki is usually
careful), it is probable that there will be some occasional problems,
at least when ghostscript is not built in a clean sandbox -- and it
isn't on the live systems of many users. So while it is reasonable to
send a message about a port like this to the list, the message should
also be dispatched directly to doceng, and those making reports or
complaints should be patient, and provide as much useful information
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