[MacPorts] #65285: mpich-gcc11 +universal fails at destroot on Leopard

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Tue Nov 29 22:25:33 UTC 2022

#65285: mpich-gcc11 +universal fails at destroot on Leopard
  Reporter:  barracuda156  |      Owner:  mascguy
      Type:  defect        |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal        |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports         |    Version:  2.7.2
Resolution:                |   Keywords:  powerpc, leopard, ppc64
      Port:  mpich-gcc11   |

Comment (by kencu):

 Oh, sure, I know how to fix it, but I thought you had been stuck for
 months and months and just needed a clue to get yourself started.

 Step 1 is to look at the two la files and see why they differ. These are
 just text files, so open them both up in a text editor.

 Usually it is very minor stuff, like timestamps or comments -- meaningless
 stuff. If that is the case, and it almost always is the case, then you
 have two choices.

 1. copy on onto the other in a pre-destroot block. This is easy enough,
 but it takes a moment to work out the exact copy, of course.
 2. disable the error. I do this myself, manually, in the muniversal PG in
 my personal tree, by changing the comments in this bit here to disable the
 error and copy in one of the la files.


 That trick, of course, would not be acceptable to a macports admin in
 general, so you have to do the other thing.

 Whenever you see that two files differ and cannot be merged, this is the
 approach to take. If they are text files, almost always it is some trivial
 thing. Sometimes, it is more complicated, which is why the PG flags it as
 an error -- to make you look at it..

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/65285#comment:8>
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