rebuild a package without an update

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Nov 29 15:33:48 UTC 2020

On Nov 29, 2020, at 06:24, Riccardo Mottola wrote:

> On 2020-11-17 00:30:33 +0000 Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Nov 16, 2020, at 17:58, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>>> Here were are in the situation that if, for some upstream reason, libxml2 stops compiling with gcc 4.2, the user has no workaround and is stuck in an endless dependency.
>> If such a situation were to arise, then indeed we would want to do something about it. We do have automated build machines for Mac OS X 10.6 and later so if such a situation did arise we would probably notice it on the build machines. As far as I know, we do not have such a situation at present.
> No, luckily we don't - some packages still compile with Apple system.
> The only issue is that to do that build of libxml2 successfully, I had to deactivate all clang compilers. Something similar I had to do more recently to compile gcc48 and gcc6, although coming from a different error).

Then we may have a bug that needs to be fixed, because you're not supposed to need to do that.

> Maybe a 10.5 autobuilder wouldn't be a bad idea, 32bit.

We used to have a 10.5 PowerPC builder but the hardware failed. I may revive it some day. We have never had a 10.5 Intel builder because all Intel Macs can and should be upgraded to Snow Leopard or later. I have no plans to add a 10.5 Intel builder at this time.

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