Rebuilding binaries

Dave Allured - NOAA Affiliate dave.allured at
Fri Feb 9 20:59:39 UTC 2024

On Fri, Feb 9, 2024 at 1:33 PM Clemens Lang <cal at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2024 at 01:05:04PM -0700, Dave Allured - NOAA Affiliate
> via macports-dev wrote:
> > I am working on a port that was broken because of a fault in a
> > dependency. The dependency port was fixed and the binaries were
> > rebuilt.  However, the current port's binaries are not automatically
> > rebuilt.  Build status on the ports website shows "failed install
> > port" for the affected OS versions.  I would like to get rebuilt
> > binaries and change the build status to successful.
> >
> > Generally speaking, what is the "correct protocol" in Macports, to get
> > port binaries to rebuild, when there is no particular reason to rev
> > bump or otherwise make any changes to the portfile?
> Two options: (1) Make a whitespace-only change to the Portfile. (2) Tell
> somebody with a log-in for to trigger a build.
> For (2), there are a bunch of people like that on this list, but the
> accounts are created manually. I'm one of them. If you tell me what
> port(s) you want rebuilt, I can trigger that for you.
> (1) might be simpler because it takes care of all OSes and is
> self-service.

Thanks, Clements.  I will try (1) whitespace this time, because in this
particular case I want to verify whether this dependency fix works across
all builders and OS's.  It is supposed to, but I need to check.
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