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

Fred Wright fw at
Thu Oct 28 22:19:43 UTC 2021

On Thu, 28 Oct 2021, Christopher Nielsen wrote:

>> 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?

I ran this on VMs for 10.6 i386, 10.6 x86_64, and 10.6 server x86_64.  The 
good news is that all the builds succeeded.  The bad news is that the list 
of installed ports afterward included gettext-bootstrap in the 64-bit 
cases, though not the 32-bit case.

The total build time was about 39 minutes, though I think the prep took 
longer than that, due to the requirement to start from a fresh install, 
and my wanting to preserve my existing installs in a restorable state,

Fred Wright

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