Bug 227993 - devel/xtoolchain-llvm-devel: Possible miss-use of cross term
Summary: devel/xtoolchain-llvm-devel: Possible miss-use of cross term
Status: Closed Not Accepted
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Brooks Davis
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-05-05 11:28 UTC by Kenneth Salerno
Modified: 2019-11-07 01:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (kan)


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Description Kenneth Salerno 2018-05-05 11:28:12 UTC
I believe this port is really an external compiler definition, not really a cross-compiler in the sense that devel/powerpc64-gcc is that targets a specific arch.

Please see the following bugs to illustrate my point that "x" in "xtoolchain" refers to "external" (external to world) not "cross" necessarily:

I would propose the pkg-descr be changed to state this is an external compiler definition for building FreeBSD base.
Comment 1 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2019-04-07 10:17:40 UTC
Maintainer reset.
Comment 2 Brooks Davis freebsd_committer 2019-11-07 01:03:59 UTC
Sorry this got lost.  I don't know why it wasn't assigned to me as the maintainer.

pkg-descr seems to already do this.  It says:

Pre seeded cross toolchain definition to cross build FreeBSD base

In any case, I plan to remove these ports in the near future, merging them with the associated llvm ports.