Location to store binaries

mcalhoun at macports.org mcalhoun at macports.org
Sat Apr 16 18:08:09 UTC 2022

I am glad to know about this ticket, but I do not think it would solve the problem in all cases.
If `${prefix}` were other than the default or `port` were invoked with the `-s` switch, then the buildbot would be bypassed entirely, and the rust Portfile would still have to download the Rust bootstrap compiler from somewhere.


> On Apr 16, 2022, at 8:46 AM, Jonathan Alland <wowfunhappy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think we’re basically discussing https://trac.macports.org/ticket/60878 <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/60878>, right? 
> On Apr 16, 2022, at 11:38 AM, mcalhoun at macports.org <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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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