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Re: Thoughts on building lang/gcc packages without Java support

On 29 September 2016 at 12:51, Sevan / Venture37 <> wrote:
> Hello,
> In pkgsrc we build the versions of GCC (4.x) which support Java with
> the feature enabled.
> On legacy archs this can have a tremendous impact on build time eg on
> a G4 PowerPC mac, that's another 24 hours+ per package!
> I was wondering if there were any strong objections or any users which
> relied on compiling Java with GCC from pkgsrc who would be impacted by
> disabling this feature after the 2016Q3 release is cut.

Java could be split out into a separate package, (possibly depending
on the base gcc package).

Anyone who needs it will need to spend more build time than now (which
includes bulk builds), but it may still be better overall.


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