port install gnat-gcc

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jun 16 03:18:35 PDT 2009

On Jun 15, 2009, at 00:36, Boey Maun Suang wrote:

> If it's of any interest to anyone, I've been having a go at  
> creating a port that builds in the recommended way by downloading a  
> bootstrap compiler and uses that to build GCC with Ada support, as  
> the ghc port does.  (Because of the way that GCC builds and  
> installs itself with absolute path references, the only way that I  
> can see to get that to work would be to have the bootstrap built  
> for installation into a temporary subdirectory of /var/tmp, have  
> that build and install GCC with Ada support on the local machine,  
> and then delete the bootstrap compiler -- though that may mean that  
> it won't work with trace mode on).

Why /var/tmp and not ${destroot}?

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