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Re: status of ruby 1.9.1 wrt porting

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:48:34PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> Ruby 1.9.3 is going to be released in september, and is a candidate for
> the default ruby version in wheezy. A snapshot is available in
> experimental. Now is an ideal time to work on porting issues and get the
> fixes integrated upstream. Ruby has a fairly large test suite, which
> makes finding problems easy, but exercises the threading library in
> interesting ways.
> Most of the issues are reproducible by re-building the Debian package.
> Use make && make test to get a shorter build.
> Here is the current complete list of issues I'm aware of. My time will
> be very limited in the coming weeks, but I will try my best to provide
> help.
> [armel,sparc] FTBFS due to miscompilation with -ftree-sra (inc. in -O3).
> See http://bugs.debian.org/635126.
> Currently worked-around by using -fno-tree-sra.
> Other packages might be affected.
> -> FIXED from ruby1.9.1's POV, but you really want to look at this
>    for other packages.
> [armel] I've just seen that now that this one is fixed, the test suite
> segfaults.
> See
> https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch.php?pkg=ruby1.9.1&arch=armel&ver=1.9.3~preview1%2Bsvn33077-1&stamp=1314634969
> search for 'TestFiber#test_many_fibers'.
> 'make test-all' to reproduce. Failures during test-all are currently not
> fatal. The remaining ones needs more investigation, but I don't think
> that they are arch-specific. I'd like to make test-all failures fatal at
> some point.

Building on armhf seemed to go fine, and running some of the examples
looked good too.

Len Sorensen

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