[plt-scheme] 3m platform support

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sat Apr 19 12:37:42 EDT 2008

On Apr 19, Marek Kubica wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm doing a little bit on investigation because I am curious why the
> current DrScheme has not entered Debian testing yet. You can see
> it's status on <http://packages.qa.debian.org/d/drscheme.html>,
> telling that it's blocken because there are no packages for alpha,
> hppa, mips, mipsel, powerpc and sparc yet.

I don't know of any problems on these platforms -- and if you look at
the platforms that we build on, you'll see that we do have a sparc and
a ppc build.

> Looking harder one can find
> <http://release.debian.org/migration/testing.pl?package=drscheme>
> which lists the arches and it's builds which were failing lately.
> One can see the failure message, the same problem that is described
> here: <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=473212>. As
> far I see mzdyn3m.o is not being built on these platforms and causes
> the builds to fail and therefore blocks the whole package from
> inclusion.

Looking at these logs, I don't see any problems except the
`dh_movefiles' line.  I don't remember exactly, but perhaps the file
is not there when you use a shared-library build?  (We don't use
shared libraries for our linux builds, yet.)

> It would be fine to have a more recent version of DrScheme in Lenny,
> so I'd be interested in cleaning this up. My question is now: does
> 3m work on these arches at all? If not, the build has to be changed
> to use another GC (on these or even on all arches, I don't really
> know, since I am not a Debian Developer myself), so it can be built
> cleanly.

I don't think that 3m is the problem.  Also, perhaps it makes more
sense to re-do things with our current svn sources -- we are planning
on releasing v4 in the near future.

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