[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: failing packages

From: Federico Beffa
Subject: Re: failing packages
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015 13:14:22 +0200

Andreas Enge <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 12:48:12PM +0300, Efraim Flashner wrote:
>> chicken:
>> guix refresh -l chicken: no dependant packages.
>> Has not built successfully since early May.
>> x86_64: (~1900 lines) runtime 
>> tests
>> timed out
>> armhf: (~4300 lines) tests pass
>> (including runtime tests) until ports test
>> Error: (line 294) invalid escape-sequence '\x o' => Embedded NUL bytes in
>> filenames are rejected.
>> mips64el: same as arm
>> i686: same as x86_64
> Should we simply drop this? Or would someone like to try an update to the
> most recent version 4.10.0?
>> fastcap:
>> fails on all hardware targets.
>> has not built successfully since August 1st.
> Does the software really date from 1992 as the filename suggests?!
> Here only the documentation does not build; maybe the fix-doc phase should
> be modified? Is anybody interested in the package, or should we drop it?

Yes, the software dates 1992 and works great. Electromagnetism has not
changed since then.

Why would you want to drop it? The documentation was broken by the
last texlive update, it didn't break by itself. It's just a matter to
fix some LaTeX macro.

Dropping the documentation is a bad idea, because without it, you will
not know how to use this complex piece of software.

I will look into fixing the documentation of this package.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]