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Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: [Maxima] GCL 2.6.6 is released

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: [Maxima] GCL 2.6.6 is released
Date: 22 Jan 2005 12:16:20 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Greetings!  I just built gcl 2.6.6 and maxima 5.9.1 out of the box on

Please note that to my knowledge, the following environment variable
settings are required to build gcl on macosx:

export PATH=/sw/bin:/sw/sbin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH # I don't think these are 
export LIBRARY_PATH=/sw/lib
export C_INCLUDE_PATH=/sw/include
export CPPFLAGS="-no-cpp-precomp"

I don't know what version of the os this mac box runs -- perhaps
someone can inform me how to find out.  gcc is a bit old, 3.3 from
20030304 (built by Apple)

1) GCL config: --enable-ansi, maxima config --enable-gcl, make check
   bombs on rtest14 with a SIGILL

2) GCL config: --enable-ansi --enable-debug, maxima config
   --enable-gcl, make check passes.  --enable-debug just turns off gcc
   optimization, so this is a gcc bug to my understanding.

In both cases, the ansi tests produce the expected number of failures
present across all platforms.  2.6.6 is not yet fully ansi compliant. 

This said, we have a known issue with the custom memory management
system on this platform (alone) which prevents making very large
images and using sgc garbage collection, which is currently disabled
on the mac.  If someone would like to look into this, that would be
great.  It is remotely possible that the C optimization is triggering
the same issue in some unknown way.

Take care,

Piet van Oostrum <address@hidden> writes:

> I tried to install this on macosx (10.3). The installation succeeds, but
> the ansi-tests give a lot of errors. Trying to compile maxima with it
> aborts halfway.
> -- 
> Piet van Oostrum <address@hidden>
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