Help with testing of PR 7074 - python27-bootstrap: stop using gettext-bootstrap

Christopher Nielsen mascguy at
Thu Oct 28 13:25:29 UTC 2021

> Folks, this PR has been open since 5/12/2020, and we’d love to finally merge it. Of note, it’s also the key dependency preventing merge of PR 7399, the latter for a long-awaited update to gettext.
> In short, we need someone to test a source-only install of clang-3.4 - along with all of its dependencies - for 10.6. I’ve done it twice, both via a VM, as well as a physical installation. But it would be beneficial to have one other person do this too, as it’s critical that we get this right the first time.
> In terms of what’s needed:
> * Setup a fresh MacPorts 2.7.1 installation on 10.6.
> * Update the port file for python27, per the PR.
> * Run ‘sudo port -s -N install clang-3.4’
> * Wait for everything to build
> Depending on your 10.6 setup, this is likely to take at least a few hours. But apart from that, it’s essentially a hands-off process.
> Alternatively, if folks are comfortable with merging the PR as it is - with two rounds of testing, albeit from one individual - we can do that as well. But personally, I’d feel better if at least one other person validates this.
> Thoughts?

To incentivize progress, I’ll give a $50 gift card to the first person who’s willing to validate this on 10.6.

Any takers?

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