[Vm-dev] Packaging vm 3.11.3 for Debian
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Dec 29 14:57:22 UTC 2009
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 01:55:12PM +0100, Jos? L. Redrejo Rodr?guez wrote:
> Hi, in the process to upload a new version of the vm to Debian, I've
> been redoing the packaging and testing it a bit.
> The results are available at
> http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-squeak/packages/squeak-vm/trunk/debian/ or to anyone joining to the collaborative project to maintain squeak in Debian:
> This is a brief collection of the problems I got after testing:
> - The scripts squeak & squeak.sh don't work in Debian (or don't do it
> for me)
> - Gstreamer and Pango plugins segfault in amd64, so any image using them
> will segfault in this architecture. So latest version of etoys will have
> this problem.
I can confirm this. I believe that there are some underlying issues with
SurfacePlugin that affect Pango and possibly others on 64-bit hosts.
No fix is available at the present time.
I just realized that we don't have a Mantis report for this issue, so
I added one: http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7433
> - There are lintian problems with the FFI plugin, the error is explained
> here: http://lintian.debian.org/tags/shlib-with-non-pic-code.html and
> some possible workarounds are available
Note also that FFI does not yet work on 64-bit systems:
Fixing this will also correct the lint warnings that you are seeing.
> - There are still some patches needed for sound in 64 bits that I apply
> because haven't been applied in the squeak-vm subversion, they're
> available at
> - The browser plugin can not be compiled anymore
> For the plugins problem I don't have enough knowledge of them to be able
> to fix them, if anyone has time or ideas to help in fixing them, they're
> very welcome.
> Jos?? L.
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