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Re: core-updates: an update

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: core-updates: an update
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 16:53:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi there!

Ludovic Courtès <> skribis:

> I think we should get ‘core-updates’ in shape so we can freeze it and
> work on getting it merged ASAP!

We’re not done yet but there’s been some progress!

> Overall, apart from x86_64-linux, the situation is getting better but is
> not great.  Here’s a summary of known remaining issues:
>   • Guile test failure on i686: <>.
>     Also affects statically-linked Guile on x86_64:
>     <>.

This one’s still open!  Whoever fixes it gets a free e-beverage of their
choice, a free variable, and full recognition.

>   • Guile ‘test-stack-overflow’ test failure on aarch64 (not reported
>     yet): <>
>     <>

“Fixed” in 285f3b58c6665ea9e347f5a5df1fc26fe49dc7bb.

>   • Coreutils test failures on emulated armhf (not reported yet) that
>     seems to have to do with argv[0] being an absolute file name instead
>     of a relative one: <>.

Fixed: <>.

>   • glibc uses ‘objcopy’ instead of ‘TRIPLET-objcopy’ when
>     cross-compiling, which breaks cross-compilation to
>     powerpc64le-linux-gnu:
>     <>

Fixed: <>.

Status: <>.

On x86_64, the MinGW cross-toolchain needs love (notably
‘binutils-mingw-w64-timestamp.patch’ no longer applies):

> I’d like to have the main issues addressed before we can merge
> <> and some of the
> safe-but-world-rebuild changes by Maxime D.

I think I’ll go ahead with #49169 and then I’ll take a week off.  :-)


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