The ports collection has some serious issues
rde at tavi.co.uk
Sun Dec 18 10:55:55 UTC 2016
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On Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:43:32 +1100
Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> On Saturday, 17 December 2016 at 20:16:12 -0600, John Marino wrote:
> > On 12/17/2016 19:35, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >> $ cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/synth/ && make
> >> [ about an hour of grinding away elided ]
> >> ===> ini_file_manager-03_2 depends on
> >> file: /usr/local/gcc6-aux/bin/ada - not found ===>
> >> gcc6-aux-20160822 is only for amd64 i386, while you are running
> >> armv6.
> >> Overall, a total failure.
> >> OTOH, portmaster installs in a minute or so and runs perfectly
> >> well. I fail to see why you are so insistant on replacing it with
> >> something that doesn't work at all.
> > Real smooth there, Slick.
> Sarcasm might get you somewhere, but I'm not sure you want to be
> > It's been mentioned several times in this thread alone that Ada is
> > only available for i386 and amd64. I think you already knew that
> > and thus this is a pure troll.
> I think Peter has highlighted a significant weakness. A tool that
> doesn't work on all platforms is hardly a replacement for a core tool
> that does.
I agree. One of the criticisms levelled at portupgrade is that it needs
ruby. But to need Ada...
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