The future of portmaster

Thomas Mueller mueller6722 at
Thu Jun 1 00:24:28 UTC 2017

> On Wed, 2017-05-31 at 12:47 +0000, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> > I would just like a clarification here. For the record, synth is
> > broken
> > on FreeBSD-11 and above with amd64. Is that correct?

> My understanding was that the breakage is in gcc6-aux on 12-CURRENT
> with 64 bit inodes.

> I may be wrong...

> Jim Ohlstein

That was my understanding too, both gcc5-aux and gcc6-aux being broken on CURRENT with 64-bit inodes.

Now I feel like I can upgrade with 11.0-STABLE but not CURRENT.

My recent CURRENT installation seems too unstable to use as a build host.

I would rebuild 11.0-STABLE first and later use that as a host to rebuild CURRENT.

I would want gcc(5 or 6)-aux not only for synth but also (gcc5) to try to cross-compile Haiku and (gcc5 or 6) to try to cross-compile a Linux toolchain.

I would also want an updated FreeBSD system that ports would support as opposed to something like

FreeBSD amelia 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #10 r294248: Mon Jan 18 11:28:40 UTC 2016     root at amelia:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SANDY11NC  amd64

Regarding portmaster, when something on which a lot of other ports depend is upgraded, such as a major version update of png, it takes many runs of portmaster before everything is successfully updated.


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