[CFH] FreeBSD 10 and ports

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jun 12 04:35:43 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:21:56PM +0300, Konstantin Belousov wrote:
> What you are proposing is de-facto forking the whole open-source code
> base. This cannot work, and in fact steals the FreeBSD resources for
> something which has absolutely no relevance for FreeBSD project.

>From what I see there is currently just over 1K ports failing, and not
all off them are due to Clang.  This number is perfectly manageable to solve
within several months timeframe.  Quite a fraction of those Clang-failing
ports (judging from the commit logs) are solvable by passing -Wno-foobar
to CFLAGS.  So I think a real fix is needed for a few hundreds of ports.

> Ports should not be forced to use clang, either a ports gcc work
> should be finished, or cc in HEAD switched back to gcc.  This is
> de-facto blocker for the 10.0.

Ports should build with any compiler, ideally.  Those ports who fail should
be fixed, or marked as GCC-only as a last resort.


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