Location to store binaries

Jonathan Alland wowfunhappy at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 15:46:24 UTC 2022

I think we’re basically discussing https://trac.macports.org/ticket/60878, right? 

> On Apr 16, 2022, at 11:38 AM, mcalhoun at macports.org wrote:
> Unmodified, the upstream Rust compiler runs on 10.9 and newer.
> The current rust Portfile uses clever tricks to allow the the upstream Rust compiler to run back to 10.7.
> However, there is no known way to force the upstream Rust compiler to start using emulated thread-local-storage, so it cannot run on 10.5 and 10.6.
> Instead, the pull request builds a *new* bootstrap compiler that uses emulated thread-local-storage.
> The MacPorts bootstrap compiler can only be built on 10.9+ but is meant to be used by other systems.
> Therefore, the problem becomes where do the older systems download the new bootstrap compiler?
> -Marcus
>> On Apr 16, 2022, at 8:21 AM, Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> 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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