Building for 10.5 i386+ppc on 10.6 x86_64
ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Oct 12 07:51:25 PDT 2016
> On Oct 12, 2016, at 9:35 AM, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2016-10-12, at 2:36 AM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> A while ago we got a bug report about problems building Perl on 10.6
>> x86_64 for 10.5 i386+ppc
>> To what extent is (or should be) this supported?
> I would not expect this to be supported at all. It never has been, to my knowledge.
The capability exists in MacPorts base to do this (by changing the sdk and deployment target in macports.conf), but it may not work for some ports. The MacPorts base functionality is supported, in that if there is a bug with it, we should fix it. The ability to build any given port using this feature is less well supported. You could conceivably say it's unsupported, in that I probably wouldn't expend too much effort to make this work, since it's such a niche feature. If the user can supply patches to make it work, of course we should consider incorporating them.
> However, it's not necessary anyway. Perl builds fine on all systems back to Tiger (I added some evidence to the ticket report).
The user wished to build for 10.5 PowerPC on 10.6 Intel. The user may not have access to a machine that can run 10.5 to do the build natively.
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