So, I noticed that devel/tigcc was marked DEPRECATED because it has been marked BROKEN for more than 6 months, due to its distfiles being unfetchable.
In attempting to resolve this, I found that the snapshot of gcc 4.1 that tigcc requires (20060728) is not available on the GCC mirrors. Despite trying to change the port to use the last 4.1 snapshot (20080630), it will not patch, most likely because of hard references to the old snapshot.
As a result, because of how old the software is and because I don't know if anyone actually uses tigcc under FreeBSD (I don't, I was just trying to keep it maintained just in case), I'd like to change the reason for it being BROKEN and DEPRECATED to say that it is unbuildable on modern systems, or something along those lines.
I happen to have that distfile around, I'll try to unbreak the port instead.
I have the distfiles too, that isn't the problem. The problem is what I explained in my first message, it will not patch with anything but that one particular gcc snapshot, which doesn't exist on the GCC mirrors anymore and only downloads from the FreeBSD cache. I'm not sure if it is worth the time to chase after this particular version of gcc 4.1.
As for binutils, the version that is on the GNU mirrors is not the same as the one that was originally used in the port (and only the FreeBSD cache has that version up for download). I suspect that binutils 2.16.1 was rerolled at some point after the port's creation.
At this point I don't feel that the port is able to be saved. Either that or drop my maintainership of the port and let someone else take care of it.
(In reply to Naram Qashat from comment #2)
> Either that or drop my maintainership of the port and let someone else
> take care of it.
Ah, OK, as a TI calcs enthusiast, I can take it under my wing for the time being. It should not be too hard to catch up with more recent GCC/binutils version(s) I hope.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Fri Apr 10 15:17:23 UTC 2020
New revision: 531324
Unbreak, undeprecate, and assume maintainership.
ports r531324 should suffice for now.