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bug#36811: Guix fails to build with libgc 8.0.4

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36811: Guix fails to build with libgc 8.0.4
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:13:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Jonathan,

Jonathan Brielmaier <address@hidden> skribis:

> Guix fails to build on Tumbleweed with `make -j4` or a greater thread
> count (see guile_coredump_building_guix.log)
> It doesn't fail to build with `make -j3` or less threads and when
> building inside of `guix environment --pure guix`.
> I then started to look around what could differ between Tumbleweed and
> guix environment. My first assumption was kind of hit :)
> Tumbleweed is built since some days with libgc 8.0.4 and Guix is still
> on 7.6.6. In my home project[0] I have built now Guix (and Guile) with
> libgc 7.6.4, the version Tumbleweed used before. Guix builds now with
> `make -j4` and greater again on Tumbleweed...
> So it seems that guile is not compatible with libgc 8.x yet? Is this
> correct?

To isolate the problem, how about:

  1. Defining a Guix package for libgc 8.0.4;

  2. Running “guix build guile --with-input=libgc@7=libgc@8” (or
     defining a package along these lines).


Thanks in advance,

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