Build servers going offline due to inclement weather
macportsusers-20171215 at billmail.scconsult.com
Fri Feb 19 20:26:16 UTC 2021
On 19 Feb 2021, at 15:12, Todd Doucet wrote:
> Many new users, like me, might not know what the consequences of the
> build servers being down are, exactly. I am speculating that this
> does not mean that MacPorts is not available generally, but instead
> that if I ask for a port it might build it on my machine instead of
> pulling a pre-built binary for me.
Correct. In some cases there could also be problems with getting source
distributions of some ports automatically.
From Ryan's initial message:
> Binary archives of newly updated ports will not be produced during
> this time so MacPorts will compile from source on your computer when
> needed. Source distfiles will not be mirrored during this time either
> which may impact your ability to install some ports on older OS
> versions, particularly OS X 10.8 and earlier. If you get an error
> during the fetch phase, consult:
That link explains that if you can find and manually fetch the right
distfile, you can work around a 'port fetch' failure.
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