Bug#789187: moarvm on mispel

Arturo Borrero Gonzalez arturo.borrero.glez at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 18:31:34 UTC 2015

On 24 June 2015 at 22:18, Daniel Dehennin <daniel.dehennin at baby-gnu.org> wrote:
> Arturo Borrero Gonzalez <arturo.borrero.glez at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi,
>> upstream has added libffi support [0].
>> best regards.
>> [0] https://github.com/MoarVM/MoarVM/commit/cfdd2455914d198a787a08533ce43d27d5a1a8ac
> Yes and Tobias Leich tested it on mips and it worked.
> We should be able to re-enable near all architectures.
> According to Dominique Dumont, we have 3 way to handle that, quote from
> IRC:
>     <dod> nebuchadnezzar: I see 3 ways to handle that ranging from good
>           but time consuming to not so good but less time consuming
>     <dod> from good to bad
>     <dod> 1. test build on porter boxes (a set of hosts maintained by
>           Debian)
>     <dod> 2. upload the package and see what fails on build daemons
>     <dod> 3. restrict the list of supported arch and allow arch when
>           user show interest (preferably with a patch)
>     <dod> I don't remember if we can allow non DD to use porter boxes.

If you are using git for packaging, I propose:
 * upload the packaging of latests upstream (which enables libffi and
thus mips*) to some temp branch.
 * I will checkout and build the package in my mipsel machine.

Please, let me know.

best regards.
Arturo Borrero González

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