[racket-dev] Build failure on specific PPC systems

From: James Vega (jamessan at debian.org)
Date: Thu Aug 25 23:30:38 EDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:31:05PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:58:04PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 07:30:07PM -0400, James Vega wrote:
> > > Since at least 4.2.4, Racket has been failing to build[0][1] for Debian
> > > on G5-based PowerPC systems[2][3].  At the time, the only other PowerPC
> > > system that was available within Debian to debug on was a G4-based
> > > system[4].  On that system, Racket has been building fine using either
> > > the 3m or cgc GC.
> Of course it also occured to me that the G5 (IBM 970) and the power6+
> I am using are 64bit powerpc machines, while the G4 is 32bit I believe.
> Might matter.

Looks like that may be it.  Much of the JIT code leverages GNU
Lightning, which doesn't appear to support ppc64 yet.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org>
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