Since the last post I’ve made some further progress with pkgsrc on Darwin/PowerPC again, the biggest achievement was fixing
lang/ruby21-base which accounted for the breakage of some 1500 packages (variation of 500 or so modules for each version of Ruby). This was caused by the failure to build the DBM module, which on OS X required the inclusion of
dbm.h as well as
ndbm.h otherwise all tests fail and the module is not built. The frustrating thing is that there appears to be no documentation for the build process of Ruby, luckily, by Ruby 2.0 there was a comment added to
ext/db/extconf.rb to shed some light on the issue:
# Berkeley DB's ndbm.h (since 1.85 at least) defines DBM_SUFFIX.
# Note that _DB_H_ is not defined on Mac OS X because
# it uses Berkeley DB 1 but ndbm.h doesn't include db.h.
pkg/49508 was committed prior to the 2014Q4 pkgsrc release but
pkg/49511 and pkg/49512 did not.
net/ser include some additional files which weren’t accounted for previously pkg/49473 & pkg/49474 pkg/49476 pkg/49478 pkg/49496 pkg/49498 fixed that.
devel/commit-patch used the
-a flag for
cp(1) which isn’t available on older operating systems, pkg/49475 switched to the use of
-pPR instead (which
-a is an alias of).
graphics/ivtools failed to build successfully due to a packing issue due to the explicit specification of operating system in the name of one of the generated files. pkg/49497 switched the use of the
LOWER_OPSYS & added missing item which addressed the issue.
security/CSP failed at the installation stage due to the target directory not existing, pkg/49499 fixed that.
guid_t but did not include
sys/types.h, pkg/49523 fixed that.
SIOCGIFALIFETIME_IN6 but did not include
netinet6/in6_var.h when building on OS X which broke the build. pkg/49524 fixed that.
failed to build on Tiger due to
sys/types.h, pkg/49526 fixed that.
lang/php55 bundles its own version of sqlite and requires the necessary flags to disable features not available pkg/49527 fixed that but the correct fix is to not build an entire new version solely for PHP’s use. I began to look but had flashbacks of dealing with the same issue in TCL.
graphics/MesaLib I looked to build it using a newer version of binutils but it appears that support for Darwin/OS X/iOS and Mach-o is rudimentary and hence missing support in most of the tools. Support began being added upstream to binutils back in 2011 but is still not complete.
devel/cmake supports the ability to specify the location of library & header files, this can be done by creating a file which includes the necessary declaration that is passed to the configuration process using the
--init flag. Indeed when the configuration process displayed the correct versions of OpenSSL, CURL, Zlib, BZip among others from pkgsrc rather than the older system bundled versions, unfortunately the build still failed when it came to the linking stage as the paths to the libraries was prefixed with
/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk, as a kludge just to progress with the builds, I symlinked
/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk/usr, the build then succeeded without issue. Next task is to work out how to drop the
/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk prefix correctly.
There are currently 11132 packages available on sevan.mit.edu for Mac OS X/PowerPC with a new bulkbuild of the entire tree in progress. There are also Intel builds of the entire tree being attempted by Save OS X (64-bit packages) and Jonathan Perkin (32-bit packages) which should further improve support for OS X in pkgsrc.
Whilst browsing I discovered a series of videos on youtube by DisneyDumbazz, he has also been covering his work on improving support for Haiku in pkgsrc at length.
He was also struggling with issue in Ruby, QT4 & Mesa it seems.