python2.7 throws bus error when issuing `help("modules")'
ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Aug 29 09:20:54 UTC 2020
On Aug 24, 2020, at 17:32, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Sorry, I have no idea what standard processes Macports adheres to. I
> assume there's something in place (other than, "It compiles on my Mac
> Intel, ship it").
Just to make sure we're not inadvertently misrepresenting what we provide, "it compiles on my Mac, ship it" is pretty much what I do when I update most of my ports, and probably what most other contributors do as well. Most contributors probably only have one Mac, one system on which they can test.
If I anticipate that a change will cause a problem for a particular subset of systems, I'll try to work that out before I commit it, but I can't anticipate every problem.
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