with the cvs history? trying to help INDEX builds.
linimon at lonesome.com
Sat Jan 21 19:40:48 UTC 2012
On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:20:05AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Actually I take your point, that it should be possible to distinguish
> between ports that permanently won't work on some architectures by
> design, and ports that temporarily don't work because of mistakes or
> broken dependencies or so forth, and that are expected to be fixed
> sooner rather than later.
A fair amount of effort has gone into trying to distinguish the two
cases. I know, because I put in a lot of that effort :-)
> Unfortunately those two cases are already pretty confused.
- many maintainers don't understand the distinction
- some committers don't understand the distinction
- some Makefiles predate this technology
> ./audio/amarok-kde4/Makefile:NOT_FOR_ARCHS_REASON_sparc64= "GCC-related
> build error"
> ./audio/openal/Makefile:NOT_FOR_ARCHS_REASON_ia64= does not compile
> ./biology/migrate/Makefile:ONLY_FOR_ARCHS_REASON= Does not compile
All 3 are wrong IMVHO. We should fix them.
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