Re: ports and -current

From: Doug Barton <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 17:59:39 -0700 (PDT)
On Sat, 20 Sep 2003, Daniel Eischen wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Sep 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > In message: <>
> >             Harald Schmalzbauer <> writes:
> > : Not only the -pthread removement broke countless ports (some of them are
> >
> > Maybe I missed the reason why FreeBSD needs to be unique wrt threading
> > programs and not have -pthread...
> Because -pthread allows selection of one specific threadling library,
> not multiple.  It is also unnecessary since the library is specified
> as a link option, not a compiler option.  In the future, -pthread
> will be a NOOP, but it suits us now to have it cause an error so
> that ports that don't honor PTHREAD_LIBS can be found and fixed.

IF this is a good idea (and I'm not convinced it is), I still have two
major objections to it. First, this action was taken with very little
(any?) discussion. Second, the timing is truly horrible, occurring
during a ports freeze.

If your goal is actually to find and fix broken ports, there are a LOT
of other options, including enlisting volunteers, and using the package
building cluster.

I'd really like to see this change backed out, at minimum until the
ports freeze is over.



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