poudriere feature suggestion: retry with gcc

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 11:17:37 UTC 2013

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Beeblebrox <zaphod at berentweb.com> wrote:
> I have a pure clang world and no GCC from base (WITHOUT_GCC= yes). The same
> goes for the poudriere build environment.
> When doing massive updates (like the recent pixman-dependent ports), I get a
> number of ports that fail to build. The number of failed + skipped was about
> 150 for this run for example. I also have gnome3 merged ports tree. When I
> tried to build the failed ports on host, the compile broke just as it had in
> the poudriere run, but when I re-tried with USE_GCC=4.6, most failed ports
> got built. So it looks like many of the compile breakage is related to not
> having base GCC42 on the system.
> While the gcc -> clang shift is on-going, it would be very helpful if
> poudriere.conf had an option to retry only once to compile a failed port
> with the USE_GCC (or several user-defined) flags. So something like:
> Regards.
Why have this only on poudriere? This kind of features belong in the
ports(7) infrastructure if anywhere.


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