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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 22:02:13 +0200
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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" and then the guix-daemon sometimes gets
>> stuck in a sleeping state and hangs indefinitely.
>> My Loongson 2F system, based on 1eefbb2693f0f29f8f095af9f067240b85e735aa
>> with some cherry-picks and local patches, did not run into this problem.
> Actually, the reason it worked on my Loongson 2F is that the Python 3
> tests weren't run at all.  They've been enabled since then.


> On the subject of things I want to get into 0.6, I forgot these:
>> a44bec8 * PRELIMINARY Upgrade sqlite to 3.8.4, and apply large page size fix.
> Dan Kennedy, who I guess is an sqlite dev, gave me a patch to fix the
> problems with sqlite on systems with 64K pages, such as my YeeLoong.
> I'd like to get this in, along with an upgrade to 3.8.4, or if
> it's on the sourceforge mirror now (it wasn't the last time I checked).


>> b749814 * TEMPORARY HACK: Disable tests for gdb.
> gdb-7.7 seems to work for me, but the test suite consistently fails for
> me on MIPS, and apparently also i686 judging from hydra, last I checked.

The problem is that there are always tests in GDB’s test suite that may
fail on some platform, and I don’t really know how we’re supposed to
interpret that (well, I haven’t investigated.)


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