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Re: GNU Guile 1.8.4 released

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: GNU Guile 1.8.4 released
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:07:50 +0100

2008/5/29 Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>:
> Hello,
> Kamaraju Kusumanchi <address@hidden> writes:
>> This page gives a nice summary of which builds have succeded and which builds
>> have failed. From the above page I see that the guile 1.8.5 failed to build
>> on ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc. There have been 1 attempt for each of
>> the architecture, except for ia64 where there have been 3 attempts to build
>> the guile 1.8.5 package.
> The failure on PowerPC (at least) is clearly a regression in 1.8.5.  I
> used to have access to a GNU/Linux PPC box but unfortunately, I no
> longer do.
> Can someone please help us fix this?  Viewing the backtrace at
> segfault-time might already give hints.  An account on such a machine
> would be even better.  :-)

See Debian bug #481378.  The symptom on powerpc is the same as on mips
and ia64, so it's probably the same cause for all of them, and we
believe that cause is a mistake in the stack direction detection.

On the other hand, it doesn't quite make sense at the moment, so we
could be wrong!


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