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Re: bio package star

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: bio package star
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 14:24:39 +0200
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Ben Woodcroft <address@hidden> writes:

> On 07/07/16 17:07, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
>> Ben Woodcroft <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 07/07/16 15:52, Efraim Flashner wrote:
>>>> Star currently fails to build
>>>> on i686. Looking at the logs, it freaks out at an unsigned long int,
>>>> __uint128_t, which as far as I know isn't supported on 32-bit systems,
>>>> so it looks to me like we should disable support for i686 and armhf.
>>> Agreed, it seems likely that this bionformatics tool never worked on
>>> these systems. I will disable builds for these platforms.
>> Thank you.  This seems to be the right approach for now.  Maybe we
>> should also file a bug report upstream?  At least we’ll know if they
>> would be willing to support systems other than x86_64.
> Pushed as 'c11f79a'.


> I decided not to file a bug report since I noted that the README 
> specifies that a 64 bit system is required.

Seems reasonable to me.  It’s a little sad that in bioinformatics x86_64
is used almost exclusively and very few tools work with any other

~~ Ricardo

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