Location to store binaries

Herby G herby.gillot at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 22:15:54 UTC 2022

Since this would be adding a component that affects the build of a very
core build component to many MacPorts packages, perhaps a bit more care
should be taken with where it will be stored.

Maybe it makes sense for this new bootstrap compiler to live in a
repository owned by the MacPorts Github org?

On Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 6:22 PM Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:

> On 2022-4-15 02:16 , mcalhoun at macports.org wrote:
> > As many of you know, the standard Rust compiler is self-hosting.
> > The upstream bootstrap compiler only works (unmodified) on 64-bit 10.9+.
> >
> > There is an attempt to build a bootstrap compiler that runs on older
> > systems [1].
> > One stumbling block is where to build and store the bootstrap compilers.
> > I am afraid I know little about this.
> > Github packages, JFrog, other?
> > Does anyone have any suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Marcus
> >
> > 1) https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/pull/14277
> It's not really different to hosting any other distfiles; pretty much
> anywhere you can make them available is fine. If you have a GitHub repo
> where you keep the work that has gone into this, that's an easy place to
> keep the files - just create a tag and make a release using that tag,
> and you can attach whatever files you like to it.
> - Josh
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