buildbot build time

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Oct 26 01:11:49 UTC 2017

On Oct 25, 2017, at 20:09, Craig Treleaven wrote:

> If we’re going to do this, can we be a little more precise about “failed” builds?  
> 1) Any port that relies on a non-default variant “fails” on the buildbots.  All of my myth* ports will ALWAYS show a “failed” status on ALL of the buildbots for this reason.   I would rather that users were told that the build was “not attempted”.  Telling them that build “failed" isn’t helpful.
> 2) Any port that needs C++11 “fails” on the existing 10.7 and earlier buildbots.
> 3) Various ports have a pre-fetch block that checks the OS version and “fails” if it is not supported.

As I've said many times before, this is a big project, involving changes to MacPorts base to provide a mechanism whereby ports can indicate that a build is expected to fail in certain circumstances. I don't think any work has begun on defining or implementing that mechanism.

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