clmason at gmail
Nov 18, 2004, 4:45 PM
Post #15 of 21
On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 16:36:03 -0700, stuporglue <stuporglue [at] gmail> wrote:
> How is this working? I use the same source on an x86, ppc, and OSX
> computer. Are patches being sent upstream to the individual projects
> to make the source work on more platforms, or are the config files
> being rewritten for OSX, so the compiler knows how to make the generic
> source work?
I'm just a user, not a developer. But, my understanding is that
a lot of the stuff will *compile* okay, but cannot be installed because the
files conflict with existing macosx files. So, they have to figure out how
to install this seperately or how to integrate it. This is the case with perl
for example, which tons of stuff depends on (including gtk, indirectly.)
A lot of bugs are open for macos in bugs.gentoo.org that are dependant
on this, so my understanding is that until this is resolved, most larger
applications that have significant dependencies won't be workable.
Any developers have an update on this situation?
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