Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#37921 new enhancement

RFE: binutils's "notes" entry should specify which ports exactly it causes to fail to build

Reported by: cooljeanius (Eric Gallager) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.1.2
Keywords: Cc: mojca (Mojca Miklavec)
Port: binutils


Right now binutils comes with the following "notes" entry in its portfile:

"Having ${name} installed will cause some other ports to\
fail to build. Consider uninstalling ${name}."

I'd like to know which ports exactly these are, or at least have a link to a Trac ticket or something, so I can be better informed about whether I should actually follow this advice to uninstall it or not.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

According to "svn blame" I added this note to the portfile in r67114 in response to #22681 and #24617.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

So it's just due the assembler then? It looks like the current version of the binutils port no longer builds the assembler though...

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by neverpanic (Clemens Lang)

Trace mode largely mitigates this problem anyway. If we keep the message, we should re-word it to encourage using port -t in case of build failures.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by mojca (Mojca Miklavec)

Cc: mojca added
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