Does MacPorts provides its Test/QA results online?

woods.w at woods.w at
Wed Oct 28 18:46:59 PDT 2015

And just to add my input, your efforts are GREATLY appreciated.

> On Oct 28, 2015, at 8:34 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 9:28 PM, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at <mailto:noloader at>> wrote:
> So I'm clear: MacPorts does not test compiling under the compiler it
> provides? Is that correct?
> MacPorts only uses those compilers when clang will not work. It uses the system compiler whenever possible, to avoid possible compatibility issues. In general, the gcc* compilers are provided for users to use and/or for those (few) ports that won't work with the Xcode-provided clang.
> I have this feeling you were expecting something like a Linux distribution, a full ecosystem that is regression tested with itself.
> MacPorts is a BSD ports-like system intended to make available things that are not provided with OS X, on a best effort basis.
> -- 
> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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