Gentoo Archives: gentoo-osx

From: Grobian <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-osx@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-osx] Re: [Bug 107759] Gentoo for Mac OSX installer should be updated
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 20:20:23
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-osx] Re: [Bug 107759] Gentoo for Mac OSX installer should be updated by Kito
Kito wrote:
> Right, but the libs that are 64-Bit aware should be enough to bootstrap > for a 64-Bit target.
>> One way to do it, would be to create a installer with "fat" libraries, >> and set the -arch cflags correctly (specifying multiple ones makes fat >> files) during the bootstrap process. This might not be what an >> advanced user wants, but pretty ok for a regular user. > > I've thought about this a lot, and I always come back with the feeling > that fat (or 'universal' if you like marketing terms) binaries don't > really have a place in portage. Ideally we wouldn't ship anything in an > installer that portage doesn't know how to build itself... which would > mean another keyword (ppc64-macos) and profile ( > default-darwin/macos/10.4/{x86,x86_64(?),ppc,ppc64} ).
I can live with that. In the end I wouldn't want the ppc and i386 stuff on my machine if I don't want to use it.
>> So last way to do it is just to keep it unofficial. That is for >> example if I put the 64-bits installer on my website, and give no >> support + a lot of warnings. An emerge info then would immediately >> reveal a 64-bits savvy user. > > I guess I don't follow how you would do this in a pkg installer without > having a valid profile and keyword. We have the overlay now, so you > could keep the profile there without polluting mainline tree.
For the moment, I won't be doing anything on it :) But I still think there is nothing necessary (yet) to do it.
> All that being said, ppc64/darwin is already an extinct species, despite > the fact it never really got started, so I'm not sure how much work > you'd want to put in to this in the long term...
"64-bits, because I'm worth it" :p I think this whole idea is not of any interest for the moment. It's much more important that the infrastructure for a 'normal' Portage on OSX gets there. (And if I understood correctly, it's underway.)
>> well, this is all just dreaming anyway for now. > > And what is life without dreams...
boring! -- Fabian Groffen Gentoo for Mac OS X Project -- Interim Lead -- gentoo-osx@g.o mailing list