Help with New Port - M2VDownsizer

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Aug 6 00:35:21 UTC 2022

On Aug 5, 2022, at 18:14, Robert Kennedy wrote:

> I have been playing around with CFLAGS += -Xarch_ppc -faltivec in my Makefile, as suggested by Josh.
> I noticed that if I include CFLAGS += -Xarch_ppc -faltivec in my Makefile, the output from the clang compiler gets garbled but the M2VDownsizerbinary appears to build fine.  
> E,g,
> /opt/local/var/macports/build/_Users_grinch_Macports_ports_multimedia_M2VDownsizer/M2VDownsizer/work/compwrap/cc/usr/bin/clang -Os -arch x86_64 -Wall -g -Xarch_ppc -faltivec -Xarch_ppc64 -faltivec -I./ -Iutils -Iutils/altivec -Impeg2dec -Impeg2enc -I/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Headers  -c utils/mpegconsts.c -o obj/utils/mpegconsts.o
> clang: clang: clang: clang: warning: warning: warning: warning: argument unusedargument unusargument dured dur unused dinig ng compilation:uring '- coacompilXarchatmpilio_ppatiornn: gu:c  -m''--faXXarletntciav rhch_ec_ppu'n
> usppc clang: warning: ar-faltedc guiv d-fmeecuralnt'
> ing compilatclang: warning: ioti uarn: '-Xarch_ppc -faltivec'
> clang: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-Xarch_ppc6nguvs4 uemece'
> d-faltivclang: nt decu'
>  unriwarning: argument unused during compilation: '-Xarch_ppc64 -faltivec'
> ng compilation: '-Xarch_ppc64 -faltivec'
> used during compilation: '-Xarch_ppc64 -faltivec'
> I can avoid this garbled output if I turn off parallel builds by including the following in the Portfile:
> use_parallel_build            no
> What is recommended in these circumstances considering that the garbled output does not appear to affect building the final binary?  Should I turn off parallel builds in the Portfile?

No, you should leave parallel building on because it speeds up builds on multiprocessor machines. If bugs are reported against a port and the error messages in the log are too garbled to decipher due to parallel building, ask the user to rerun the build with parallel building disabled.

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