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Re: Blead on s390x
From: H.Merijn Brand
June 17, 2013 16:37
Re: Blead on s390x
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:32:56 -0400, James E Keenan <email@example.com>
> On 4/10/13 4:40 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 03:52:06PM +0300, Niko Tyni wrote:
> >> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 08:12:41PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> >>> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 10:21:56AM +0200, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> >>>> I got a hercules iso from Henri yesterday on the OpenSUSE 12.3 launch
> >>>> party. After converting the iso to something Linux understands (OS/X
> >>>> iso's are not recognized as iso), it just took minutes to get it up
> >>>> and running under hercules. It is not EBCDIC, but for sure it is
> >>>> something different.
> >>> Is anyone actually using Perl on it?
> >>> In that, we've not had any bug reports about this before, and for a lot of
> >>> these somewhat esoteric platforms I'm sort of wondering at what point do
> >>> they stop being "fun", and start being "work". Right now, I think it's more
> >>> at the "fun" level, and it might be telling us something interesting about
> >>> portability, as it might be that all these tests failing are down to the
> >>> same problem.
> >> This particular problem was already diagnosed as a compiler bug, but
> >> FWIW: s390x is a Debian release architecture, and current blead passes
> >> all the tests on a "real" s390x box with gcc 4.6.3.
> > That's good to know.
> >> There's also gcc 4.4.7 around, and that one doesn't exhibit the bug either
> >> according to the testcases (but I didn't try to build Perl with that.)
> > Thanks for the that detail.
> > I think that the most sensible thing is to consider that compiler to buggy
> > to "support", and recommend that people fix their compiler first.
> > Nicholas Clark
> Could the participants in this thread please take a look at
> https://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=18535 ("Problems
> compiling threaded perl 5.8.0 on OS/390")?
I am in contact with the person who gave me this OS, and he will get
back to me. I cannot continue without an updated compiler, and I found
no way to get to it myself.
I agree with Karl that this bug can be closed
> If you have any insight that would enable us to close that RT ticket,
> please share.
> Thank you very much.
> Jim Keenan
H.Merijn Brand http://tux.nl Perl Monger http://amsterdam.pm.org/
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