USE_GCC politic -- why so many ports has it as runtime dependency?

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Sat Feb 8 10:47:50 UTC 2014

Am 08.02.2014 11:31, schrieb John Marino:
> On 2/8/2014 11:26, Matthias Andree wrote:
>> Individual examples aside, I recollect that one of the selling points
>> for STAGING, together with pkgNG, was that we would later have the
>> chance to split up one build into multiple binary packages.
>> Not sure what other changes to the infrastructure are required
>> (Mk/ needs to be taught to build more than one package from
>> the STAGEDIR), but it's not impossible that we'll see features as Lev
>> desires, later, as "perhaps in 2015".
>> And libgcc_s is a dependency you get on practically every port that is
>> compiled with a newer GCC.
> Are you sure this is still true?  Now that FreeBSD supports
> dl_iterate_phdr (and has for a few years now), gcc exceptions are
> handled through rtld, not libgcc_s.  I suspect that newer FreeBSD
> releases have packages without this linked library.  Is there another
> reason to see libgcc_s used these days?

Never bothered to check.

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