Package Details: apple-darwin-osxcross 272.a0c5314-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: apple-darwin-osxcross
Description: OS X cross toolchain for Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: osxcross
Provides: osxcross
Submitter: Martchus
Maintainer: Martchus
Last Packager: Martchus
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.183224
First Submitted: 2017-08-09 20:29
Last Updated: 2017-08-09 20:29

Latest Comments

Martchus commented on 2019-05-23 13:46

I honestly can't remember that I filed the request but maybe I have. The idea was likely to rename the package. But yes, that doesn't make too much sense because as you say - those are different packages (on for the latest release and one for the Git master).

Speaking of names: It would still make sense to use a consistent prefix for those cross-compilation packages. For instance Android packages use android-$arch- and mingw-w64 packages use mingw-w64-. I propose to use apple-darwin- for Mac OS but maybe you have a better suggestion.

But I lost the motivation to work on Mac OS cross compilation anyways. I even managed to cross compile a static build of Qt 5 and link my own applications against it. However, I have no Mac OS system to debug runtime issues so the effort was quite pointless after all.

I merely got some experience and came to the conclusion that the packaging still needs to be improved to be useful:

emersion commented on 2019-05-23 13:29


You filled a merge request for osxcross-git. Sorry, this isn't how it works: creating a new package and requesting the deletion of the same one is not productive. Instead send patches there to improve the PKGBUILD.

Additionally, this isn't a -git package. Both packages (pinned and -git) are useful, merging those won't allow users to track the Git repo anymore.

net147 commented on 2018-07-24 11:37

$ makepkg

==> ERROR: optdepends contains invalid characters: '>='

Martchus commented on 2017-08-11 14:13

All my packages are managed at GitHub where you can also contribute directly:

There also exist a binary repository: