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Re: failing packages

From: Federico Beffa
Subject: Re: failing packages
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:20:07 +0200

The problem appears to be with TeXLive 2015 and its 'dvips' command
being unable to handle some .ps files:

Could you please look into this?


On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 1:14 PM, Federico Beffa <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Fede

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