Ports Status on RISC-V

Tracking build status of important/desired ports on RISC-V.

There is official package builder at http://beefy7.nyi.freebsd.org/

Packages are built for stable/13 (ports' quarterly branch) and main (ports' main branch).

The Most Notable Build Failures

Port

Status

Required For

Blocks

Notes

audio/lame

Fails to build

58

databases/mysql57-client

Fails to build

316

/usr/include/c++/v1/__config:1141:6: error: "No thread API"

java/bootstrap-openjdk8

Needs porting

554

lang/go-bootstrap

Needs porting

lang/golang

420

lang/gcc10

Fails to build

899

See PR 251403

lang/php74

Needs porting

*php*

886

lang/rust-bootstrap

Needs porting

lang/rust

347

multimedia/libx264

Fails to build

480

All Failing Builds

See http://www.lonesome.com/FreeBSD/poudriere/data/logs/bulk/head-head-riscv64-default/2021-01-16_21h45m27s/build.html.

Everything that is marked blacklisted is either known to fail to build, or not built due to restricted and/or license reasons.

Common Build Failure Types

As seen by MarkLinimon 202101201:

Count

Failure

Suggested Fix

Comments

7

qemu: uncaught target signal

Often 11 (Segmentation fault), sometimes 6 (Abort trap) - core dumped

7

C compiler cannot create executables

or related "checking whether the C compiler works... no"

7

ld: error: can't create dynamic relocation R_RISCV_HI20 against symbol

6

checking thread safety of required library functions... Segmentation fault

possibly subcase of "C compiler cannot create executables" above

5

error: use of undeclared identifier 'FP_X_INV'

2

relocation R_RISCV_ALIGN requires unimplemented linker relaxation; recompile with -mno-relax

2

ldd: <xyz>.so: not a FreeBSD ELF shared object

teach ldd to parse ELF notes

possibly fixed

Cross-Building Ports

There is some support for cross-compiling ports via poudriere(8) and qemu-user-static. This method works by emulating a RISC-V userspace with QEMU, so it is faster than building within an emulated system, but slower than building natively. The QEMU userspace emulation is imperfect.

Please refer to the FreeBSD Handbook entry about poudriere if you are unfamiliar with the tool or need to set it up.

The following command will create a new poudriere jail set up to cross-compile ports for the riscv.riscv64 target:

$ poudriere jail -c -a riscv.riscv64 -x -j 14riscv64 -m ftp -v 14.0-CURRENT -x

The -x argument instructs poudriere(8) to build native cross-toolchain. Make sure to specify it when updating the jail as well, like so:

$ poudriere jail -j 14riscv64 -u -x

riscv/ports (last edited 2021-06-16 20:34:32 by PiotrKubaj)