[racket-dev] Build failure on specific PPC systems

From: James Vega (jamessan at debian.org)
Date: Sun Aug 28 12:54:57 EDT 2011

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 05:42:10AM -0400, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> Two days ago, James Vega wrote:
> > 
> > Since I've generally had more luck using the cgc GC on less
> > mainstream systems, I set the build to use that for PowerPC and let
> > it be in case things changed and it started working.
> This is a bad idea.  There are certain things that are practically
> impossible with the CGC.
> Also, if plot is making problems, just disable it.  It is likely to be
> replaced soon with a racket implementation.  Even if it isn't, the
> overall damage from using the CGC is probably higher than not having
> plot.

At least for ppc, plot isn't the main problem.  I can see if disabling
that will help the builds on some of the other problematic architectures
though.  Glad to hear that plot is being replace soon, though.

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