Leopard Intel compiler availability --> was Re: rebuild a package without an update

Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mottola at libero.it
Sun Nov 29 11:55:27 UTC 2020

Hi Ken,

On 2020-11-18 17:07:43 +0000 Ken Cunningham 
<ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com> wrote:

> Riccardo et al,
> I have finished rebuilding all the common compilers for Leopard Intel 
> i386, 
> up to clang-9.0.
> It is apparently possible now to build up to gcc-10 on Tiger and up, 
> and I 
> have built some of these, but MacPorts has presently held some older 
> systems 
> back a bit to avoid overly-complicating things without benefit for 
> now.
> Riccardo: All these compilers are available on the older systems 
> prebuilt 
> binaries site.

that's an impressive list... right now I only need gcc 48 and gcc6 
(and newer? soon?) gcc 4.8 being needed for TenFourFox work, all the 
rest is updated enought o work with gcc6 (which is actually a 
life-saver when clang fails and also a testbed, since on PPC then I 
use gcc).

I still think I should be able to build from sources, a bit "proud" bu 
also a test to see everything still chains up in MacPorts... tweaking 
a command line or getting some order is acceptable, but e.g. 
deactivating all clang ports is rather not.
We should find a way to do do without clang with options inside the 
portfile or at least on the command line.

This is all on 10.5/i386 - then I already started my luck on PPC, then 
10.6/universal - and last 10.5/x86_64

I updated 10.7 all fine instead, except one nasty package, 
syntax-highlighter which is broken since years (a blocker for a fresh 
install though).

Maybe it makes sense to ads an autobuilder 10.5 instance ?


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