upgrade observations

Brandon Allbery allbery at kf8nh.com
Sat Jul 4 14:01:33 PDT 2009

On Jul 4, 2009, at 11:15 , Rainer Müller wrote:
>>  *  At a minimum, MacPorts should keep track of processor type
>>     information for relocatable binaries, libraries, etc.  The
>>     suite should NOT try to build executables from mixtures of
>>     PPC and Intel files.
> What do you mean by relocatable here? MacPorts ports are not  
> supposed to
> be relocatable (as in moved to another path or machine).

I read that as "relocatable" in the object/symbol table sense (which  
I'm not sure applies to PPC).

>>     It might be nice to offer the user a choice of building an
>>     Intel or PPC binary, then using the right input files.  If
>>     this is too difficult, a simple nastygram would suffice...
> MacPorts does not support cross-compilation at the moment. Not for
> different architectures and not for different Mac OS X versions.  
> Mixing
> architectures is never a good idea.

...but +universal is a variant in many ports?

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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