Bug 256873 - [exp-run] without PROFILE
Summary: [exp-run] without PROFILE
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Ports Framework (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Port Management Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-06-28 15:41 UTC by Ed Maste
Modified: 2021-09-08 23:02 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:

do not build _p.a libraries (1.51 KB, patch)
2021-06-28 15:41 UTC, Ed Maste
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Description Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-06-28 15:41:56 UTC
Created attachment 226091 [details]
do not build _p.a libraries

Planning to remove _p.a libraries: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D30833
I doubt they would be used by ports, but would like to confirm.
Comment 1 Antoine Brodin freebsd_committer 2021-06-30 19:44:22 UTC
Some new failure logs:

Comment 2 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-06-30 20:15:21 UTC
Looking at the first one textproc/nunnimcax:

pkg-static: Unable to access file /wrkdirs/usr/ports/textproc/nunnimcax/work/stage/usr/local/lib/libNunniMCAX_p.a:No such file or directory

Makefile has:

.if defined(NOPROFILE) || defined(NO_PROFILE)
PLIST_SUB+=     PROFILE="@comment "

so it looks like the port inherits the base system default and attempts to detect whether it builds with -pg or not but using an obsolete mechanism
Comment 3 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-06-30 20:20:53 UTC
Ports that attempt to package _p.a depending on the state of PROFILE knob but do not work (obsolete mechanism or other failure):


Ports that hardcode a _p.a library in their plist:

Comment 4 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-06-30 20:27:49 UTC
mandree@, I see devel/libublio/Makefile has:

.if defined(NO_PROFILE) || defined(NOPROFILE) || defined(WITHOUT_PROFILE) || "${MK_PROFILE}" == "no"
PLIST_SUB+=     PROFLIB="@comment "

this is the only port in the list that checks MK_PROFILE (which should be the correct variable) as opposed to checking (only) NO_PROFILE / NOPROFILE, but it seems bsd.opt.mk does not get included in the ports Makefile hierarchy.
Comment 5 Matthias Andree freebsd_committer 2021-07-01 17:21:49 UTC
(In reply to Ed Maste from comment #4)
Ed, thanks for the heads up. I think this isn't easy to solve - because the ports' make.conf and the system's src.conf are distinct - but relevant, and in order to fix src.conf I had told the port to ignore it.

I think the least effort for this devel/libublio port would be to just ditch the profiling library.  I will hold off on the commit until 2021Q3 has been branched though so we don't spoil it.
Comment 6 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2021-07-06 18:25:48 UTC
A commit in branch main references this bug:

URL: https://cgit.FreeBSD.org/ports/commit/?id=62ff121df2a70f25fd1ef444ba50219585f25bd8

commit 62ff121df2a70f25fd1ef444ba50219585f25bd8
Author:     Matthias Andree <mandree@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-07-06 18:21:29 +0000
Commit:     Matthias Andree <mandree@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-07-06 18:24:28 +0000

    devel/libublio: remove *_p.a profiling library

    Since a port cannot reliably and easily infer the profiling
    configuration from src.conf (the ports framework defeats reading it, and
    historically the port had its troubles with that), remove the profiled
    libublio_p.a altogether.

    Bumps PORTREVISION due to pkg-plist change on most practical systems.

    Reported by:    emaste@
    PR:             256873

 devel/libublio/Makefile       | 18 +-----------------
 devel/libublio/files/Makefile |  2 ++
 devel/libublio/pkg-plist      |  1 -
 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
Comment 7 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-07-08 01:28:20 UTC
(In reply to Matthias Andree from comment #5)
> I think the least effort for this devel/libublio port would be to just ditch
> the profiling library.

Thanks - that makes sense to me. I agree there's not much value in trying to keep _p.a support in individual ports (and it's also not worth trying to control it per release).

I CC'd you specifically since it seems your port is the only one that tried to accommodate the current base system config. I'll try to see about submitting a patch similar to yours for important remaining ports.
Comment 8 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-07-08 01:34:44 UTC
CC maintainers of affected ports
Comment 9 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-08-07 00:30:00 UTC
I am not able to reproduce a failure in converters/iconv now.
Comment 10 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-08-07 00:45:43 UTC
net/libtnl: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D31446
Comment 11 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-08-07 00:53:01 UTC
textproc/nunnimcax: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D31447
Comment 12 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2021-08-08 00:27:05 UTC
A commit in branch main references this bug:

URL: https://cgit.FreeBSD.org/src/commit/?id=fe52b7f60ef46b65b24d7810a07be04483299d89

commit fe52b7f60ef46b65b24d7810a07be04483299d89
Author:     Ed Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2020-01-16 17:40:32 +0000
Commit:     Ed Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-08-08 00:24:36 +0000

    Disable PROFILE option by default

    Hardware based profiling (e.g. hwpmc) is much better and produces more
    useful results.  Today the profiling lib archives (_p.a) serve no real
    purpose other than increasing the library build time.

    Both upstream and base system (in commit b762974cf4b9) Clang have been
    modified to remove the special case for linking against these libraries.

    Clang's -pg support and mcount() remain, so building with -pg can still
    be used on code that the user builds; we just no longer provide prebuilt
    libraries compiled with -pg.

    Discussed on freebsd-hackers[1] / freebsd-current [2] in 2020 and
    freebsd-arch [3] in 2021.  A deprecation notice was added in
    commit 175841285e28.

    [1] https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-January/055551.html
    [2] https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2020-January/075105.html
    [3] https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-arch/2021-June/000016.html

    PR:             256873 [exp-run]
    Reviewed by:    imp, jhb, kib
    Relnotes:       Yes
    Sponsored by:   The FreeBSD Foundation
    Differential Revision:  https://reviews.freebsd.org/D30833

 share/mk/bsd.opts.mk | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 13 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2021-09-08 23:02:01 UTC
A commit in branch main references this bug:

URL: https://cgit.FreeBSD.org/ports/commit/?id=40e75c6f7430e0b258be7d79ea1a23fe32c9df9e

commit 40e75c6f7430e0b258be7d79ea1a23fe32c9df9e
Author:     Olivier Cochard <olivier@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-09-08 22:59:47 +0000
Commit:     Olivier Cochard <olivier@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-09-08 22:59:47 +0000

    devel/bbparse: Fixing build

    PR:             256873
    Sponsored by:   Netflix

 devel/bbparse/Makefile | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)