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Re: 0.6 is around the corner!

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: 0.6 is around the corner!
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:25:18 +0200
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> 0.6 is getting ready!  The remaining items are Mark’s new union.scm, and
>> Nikita’s signed-substitutes support.
>> I think we can expect to have them in shape within a few days, hopefully.
>> So it’s definitely time to report any issues you may have.
> I've run into a build issue with recent master on x86_64 and Loongson 3A
> (both hosted on Debian wheezy).  Python 3 fails in the tests with
> "OSError: out of pty devices"

Any idea what this test is doing?  (Maybe Cyril knows?)

> and then the guix-daemon sometimes gets stuck in a sleeping state and
> hangs indefinitely.

How does that happen?  Could you get a backtrace next time it shows up,
and ideally a way to reproduce?

> My Loongson 2F system, based on 1eefbb2693f0f29f8f095af9f067240b85e735aa
> with some cherry-picks and local patches, did not run into this problem.
> My guess is that a commit since 1eefbb2 broke things.

One candidate is 9a9a3ad (“Enable tests in Python 3.”).

> Beyond that, here are some things that I'd ideally like to get into 0.6:
> * New union.scm.

Definitely.  The last draft you posted looked OK to me; I can write test
sometime before or after you push it.

> * Fix more packages to install man pages in share/man: expect, lua, zip,
>   pth, bazaar, ocaml, indent, netpbm.

OK, but that shouldn’t be blocking.

> * Look into security updates for mutt, file, and libssh:
>   file: 
>   mutt: Debian Security Advisory DSA-2874-1
>   libssh: Debian Security Advisory DSA-2879-1

Yes, makes sense.  Thanks for keeping track of that!


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