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Re: ruby-gherkin: does not build on several achitecture, blocking newer cucumber

On Wed, 2012-08-08 at 17:19 +0200, Cédric Boutillier wrote: 
> Hi!
> ruby-gherkin does not build on the current architectures: armel, armhf,
> powerpc, s390 and s390x. Since I do not have access to any of these
> architectures, I was wondering if someone else had any clue about why
> the compilation fails (the failing tests are the same on all these
> architectures).

Without having looked at the code, this list of failing architectures
makes me almost certain it is a problem of assuming the C type "char" is
signed. The easy fix is to change the offending "char" declaration
"signed char".

Look at this table:

> See 
>   https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=ruby-gherkin
> for details.
> This build failure is responsible for not having the new version of
> ruby-gherkin in testing, which is in turn blocking cucumber...
> Thanks in advance for your insights.
> Cédric

-Shawn Landden

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