supercollider 3.7.0 in alioth to try

Felipe Sateler fsateler at
Tue May 10 21:02:38 UTC 2016

On 10 May 2016 at 17:43, Dan S <danstowell+debmm at> wrote:
> 2016-05-10 21:33 GMT+01:00 Felipe Sateler <fsateler at>:
>> On 10 May 2016 at 17:05, Dan S <danstowell+debmm at> wrote:
>>> 2016-05-10 18:23 GMT+01:00 Felipe Sateler <fsateler at>:
>>>> On 6 May 2016 at 13:32, Dan S <danstowell+debmm at> wrote:
>>>>> 2016-05-04 16:09 GMT+01:00 Felipe Sateler <fsateler at>:
>>>>>> On 4 May 2016 at 11:57, Dan S <danstowell+debmm at> wrote:
>>>>>>> 2016-04-26 19:23 GMT+01:00 Felipe Sateler <fsateler at>:
>>>>>>>> On 25 April 2016 at 18:12, Felipe Sateler <fsateler at> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 20 March 2016 at 12:52, Dan S <danstowell+debmm at> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>>>> There's a new release of SuperCollider out (3.7) and I've imported and
>>>>>>>>>> updated the packaging at pkg-multimedia/supercollider.git . It builds
>>>>>>>>>> and works for me (on x64), and I'd like to ask others to have a look
>>>>>>>>>> at it and consider testing/uploading it.
>>>>>>>>> I reproduce the same failure as Hanno, also on x64:
>>>>>>>>> /usr/bin/ld: ../../external_libraries/libtlsf.a(tlsf.c.o): relocation
>>>>>>>>> R_X86_64_32S against `.rodata' can not be used when making a shared
>>>>>>>>> object; recompile with -fPIC
>>>>>>>>> ../../external_libraries/libtlsf.a: error adding symbols: Bad value
>>>>>>>>> adding said -fPIC flag to tlsf target continues until:
>>>>>>>> <snip>
>>>>>>>>> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lQt5::OpenGL
>>>>>>>>> Could you have a look?
>>>>>>>> This seems to be a missing build-dep on libqt5opengl5-dev. It builds
>>>>>>>> fine after that.
>>>>>>>> BTW, why do we disable the testsuite?
>>>>>>> (Sorry for the delay - didn't spot your second message)
>>>>>>> Regarding the testsuite: IIRC it doesn't succeed on all archs, and
>>>>>>> that's beyond our control. In 2013 you asked the same question, you
>>>>>>> asked "Why disable the testsuite? After all, if it is failing, its for
>>>>>>> a reason...." and my answer was the following:
>>>>>>>> That's what I thought too at first. However it's not intended to be
>>>>>>>> packaged (it doesn't build anything), and after discussion with the
>>>>>>>> developer who actually made and maintains that testsuite, he wanted it
>>>>>>>> that way... (It's not really a testsuite of supercollider, btw, I
>>>>>>>> think covers the 'supernova' component.)
>>>>>> Heh, sorry for forgetting about that. I added a comment to that effect
>>>>>> to debian/rules.
>>>>> Thanks. Also thanks for the suggested build fixes. Now I've upgraded
>>>>> my OS I can finally confirm them, so I've pushed them (and proposed
>>>>> them upstream too).
>>>> So now we have several build failures:
>>>> All of them in the embedded oscpack, but not all of them the same. I
>>>> was going to suggest using the available library, but it is orphaned.
>>>> Anyone up to take the maintainance of oscpack?
>>> One thing to note: it's only "supernova" that makes use of oscpack,
>>> and supernova is optional since it's a drop-in replacement for
>>> "scsynth".
>>> So, one cop-out alternative available to us (if oscpack isn't getting
>>> fixed) is that on some platforms we could disable building it
>>> (-DSUPERNOVA=0) and disable packaging it.
>> We are already doing that[1], so that is a possible course of action.
>> BTW, is it possible to use a system oscpack? It looks like the library
>> is barely ever updated, so maybe I could just bite the bullet and
>> upload it.
> Possible, yes, should be. However note that the pack did get a minor
> tweak in the supercollider local copy, see first commit here:

Hmm. Should be possible to include in the debian version of oscpack.
I'm not sure if that breaks abi, though. Would the inlined method
still show up in the shared library?

> I guess by "upload" you mean upload the latest (1.1.0) oscpack to unstable?
> I don't see much harm in uploading, though I've no idea of the
> present/future state of the lib - seems to be a little stale at
> present.

As long as there are users... Right now sc would be the only one.

But if the lib is dead, then probably sc (upstream) should not rely on it.


Felipe Sateler

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