Location to store binaries

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sat Apr 16 15:21:40 UTC 2022

Maybe i am missing some detail here, but why cannot this bootstrap compiler just be a port like everything else, and thus the binary hosting is just the same as any other binary tarball macports distributes ?

> On 15 Apr 2022, at 11:16 pm, Herby G <herby.gillot at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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