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Re: 2.19.22 not building

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: 2.19.22 not building
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:42:32 +0200
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Thomas Spuhler <address@hidden> writes:

> On Friday, July 10, 2015 12:28:53 AM you wrote:
>> ice-9/eval.scm is a file from GUILE 2.0.  LilyPond requires compilation
>> with GUILE 1.8.8.  LilyPond would not even have made it across the
>> configure stage with GUILE 2.0 without particular options and care, and
>> it never would have run.  So I doubt that there is something new with
>> LilyPond that is causing a problem for you.  Either this never worked in
>> this manner, or the person responsible for getting it to run previously
>> should immediately report for duty at LilyPond central since over _here_
>> GUILE 2.0 is still an unsolved problem.
> David, version 2.19.21 actually built. I haven't done any testing, but
> will.
> There is a strong push for Guile 2 from our community (lilypond being
> the last package still
> requiring? guile-1.8
> So I need strong arguments for no using guile-2 such as the package is
> not working.

Well, the current situation for guile-2 definitely is "the package is
not working".  There are quite fewer impediments to "is not working"
than there were a year ago: there has been active work in that area.
But those that remain are not trivial.

David Kastrup

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