[racket] Racket 5.3.3 vs OpenBSD 5.3

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 1 17:41:15 EDT 2013

Thanks for tracking this down!

Just to make sure, does `--enable-libffi' work for you? It should be
the default, actually.

When I tried before, `configure' failed to use the installed libffi
because `-pthread' is needed for linking, and it wasn't included in the
result for `pkg-config libffi --libs'. (Possibly `configure' needs to
be changed, instead of expecting `-pthread' back from `pkg-config'.)

At Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:23:56 +0200, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote:
> On 03/31/13 00:16, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote:
> > On 03/30/13 17:22, Alexander Shendi wrote:
> >> Hello
> >>
> >> I have problems compiling racket 5.3.3 under OpenBSD 5.3.
> >> The platform is i386. Configure flags are: "--prefix=/usr/local
> >> --disable-docs"
> >> I have 2 GB of RAM. The cairo version installed is cairo-1.12.14.
> >>
> >> "gmake install" fails with the following error message:
> >>
> >> [output omitted]
> >> raco setup:  in graphics/scribblings
> >> raco setup: making: graphics/tests
> >> raco setup:  in graphics/tests
> >> raco setup: making: gui-debugger
> >> raco setup:  in gui-debugger
> >> Seg fault (internal error) at 0x6918246
> >> Abort trap (core dumped)
> >> gmake[1]: *** [install-3m] Error 134
> >> gmake[1]: Leaving directory
> >> `/home/alexshendi/sources/packages/racket-5.3.3/src/
> >> build1'
> >> gmake: *** [install] Error 2
> >>
> >> What could be the cause of this error?
> >> racket-textual compiles w/o error.
> >>
> >> I need the full version of racket because I want to use
> >> the new math library and typed racket.
> >>
> >> Any hints would be appreciated.
> >
> > Hi. I'm the maintainer of Racket on OpenBSD. It will be imported soon,
> > be patient :) . You can download the port from
> > github.com/jasperla/openbsd-wip or from [email protected] mailing list (search
> > "racket" in the archives).
> >
> > If you still wanting to compile racket from outside of ports, read the
> > comments in the Makefile of the port.
> >
> > Your issue is a bug known of pixman on OpenBSD i386. I guess you can
> > compile racket-textual because this doesn't compile "gui-debugger" or
> > doesn't reach the broken part of pixman/cairo, I'm not sure. The bug is
> > in a call to "sse2_composite_over_n_8_8888()" and
> > "pixman_composite_glyphs_no_mask()".
> >
> > You have two options:
> > - Use amd64. It works OK.
> > - Compile pixman (xenocara/lib/pixman) on i386 with sse disabled.
> > 
> http://juanfra.info/bugs-y-listas/pixman-racket-openbsd-i386-201303/pixman-witho
> ut-sse-bug-racket-openbsd-i386.patch
> > . "make obj", "make clean", "make depend", "make" and "make install".
> > Racket works when pixman doesn't use sse.
> >
> 
> The cairo/pixman developers and me were wrong looking for the culprit. 
> The bug was in libffi, Mark Kettenis fixed it a few hours ago.
> 
> So, forget my patch. Install "devel/libffi" and compile racket with the 
> option "--enable-libffi" or use the port. Probably the internal copy of 
> libffi of racket is broken.
> 
> Let me know if you have more problems. Cheers.
> 
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