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bug#13342: Errors trying to build Guile 2.0.7

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#13342: Errors trying to build Guile 2.0.7
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:22:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)


Peter Teeson <address@hidden> skribis:

> I get the following 2 errors, (A & B below) trying to build Guile.
> (A) I solved this one by installing GNU readline-6.2.
> Prior to that it must have used Apple's deadline which didn't have the 
> rl_get_keymap_name
> function.

Yes, that’s because you were using the Readline “compatibility” layer of
libeditline, which is shipped as part of MacOS.

> You might wish to make a test for that function in configure and maybe make 
> GNU readline a required lib?

There are tests checking for GNU Readline.  The problem is that
libeditline attempts to replicate Readline’s API, but not quite, hence
the problem.  That’s why ‘README’ insists on using GNU Readline.

> bad return from expression `(f-sum -1 2000 -30000 40000000000)': expected 
> 39999971999; got 39999972255
> FAIL: test-ffi

This is a known issue when building Guile with LLVM/Clang:


It would be great if you could investigate.


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