Location to store binaries

mcalhoun at macports.org mcalhoun at macports.org
Sat Apr 16 15:36:22 UTC 2022

Right now, I put them in a release section of a fork of Rust:
https://github.com/MarcusCalhoun-Lopez/rust/releases <https://github.com/MarcusCalhoun-Lopez/rust/releases>

Could a similar fork be created under the auspices of the MacPorts project?


> On Apr 15, 2022, at 3:15 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 <mailto:jmr at macports.org>> wrote:
> On 2022-4-15 02:16 , mcalhoun at macports.org <mailto: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 <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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