[racket] Build issues under Linux (was: Racket v5.0.1)

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 5 00:09:47 EDT 2010

Another user just discovered and reported the first error. We're
working on that one.

I don't know about the second, but I will look into it and get back to
you if no one else does.


On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Barry Fishman <barry_fishman at acm.org> wrote:
> Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> writes:
>> Racket version 5.0.1 is now available from
> ...
>> Feedback Welcome,
> I tried to build Racket from the racket-5.0.1-src-unix.tgz distribution
> file on a amd64 Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid) system.
> Following the instruction in the README file I try building and find:
> ../../../racket/gc/../../utils/nicear /home/barry/work/plt-5.0.1/src/build/lt/libtool --mode=link --tag=CC gcc -release 5.0.1 -rpath /lib -pthread -ldl -lm  -ldl -lm -rdynamic  -o  ../libmzgc.la alloc.lo reclaim.lo allchblk.lo misc.lo mach_dep.lo mach_dep1.lo os_dep.lo mark_rts.lo headers.lo mark.lo obj_map.lo blacklst.lo finalize.lo new_hblk.lo dbg_mlc.lo malloc.lo stubborn.lo checksums.lo pthread_support.lo pthread_stop_world.lo darwin_stop_world.lo typd_mlc.lo ptr_chck.lo mallocx.lo gcj_mlc.lo specific.lo gc_dlopen.lo backgraph.lo win32_threads.lo thread_local_alloc.lo openbsd_stop_world.lo dyn_load.lo
> make[6]: ../../../racket/gc/../../utils/nicear: Command not found
> There is no nicear file in the distribution or any rule to create it,
> so I created a src/utils directory and put in it a file named nicer:
> #! /bin/sh
> "$@"
> This was also need to build racket-5.0 but not previous PLT versions.
> Now things fail with:
> make[7]: Entering directory `/home/barry/work/plt-5.0.1/src/build/foreign'
> cd libffi; make libffi_convenience.la
> cd: 1: can't cd to libffi
> There is no libffi directory anywhere in the distribution.  I do have
> libffi (libffi.so.5.0.10) installed as part of Ubuntu.
> I get the impression that nobody tried to build Racket from the
> distribution on a vanilla Linux system.
> --
> Barry Fishman
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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