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task #14145: Gnuastro in Guix, not building on ARM and MIPS

Submitter:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted:  Sun 04 Sep 2016 11:23:02 PM UTC
Should Start On:  Sun 04 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 04 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Installation Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Crash Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Percent Complete:  50% Open/Closed:  Open
Effort:  0.00

Wed 16 Nov 2016 08:55:02 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Last month, with the great and patient help of Ole Streicher (maintainer of Debian Astronomy), Gnuastro has been packaged within Debian (currently in the `unstable' class since its new).

Any way, Debian also builds on various architectures. A more recent version of Gnuastro (0.2.33) has been successfully built on all the main (non-shadowed) architectures including ARM and MIPS.

So hopefully, with the next major release (when Gnuastro will be automatically included in Guix) we shoud be have this build issue fixed there too. So for the time being, we will keep this task open until we can confirm successful builds on Guix.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Group administrator
Sun 04 Sep 2016 11:23:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am happy to say that Gnuastro is now included in GNU GuixSD (great thanks to the Guix developers). One great advantage of Guix is that it is connected to Hydra. Hydra "is the continuous integration farm of the GNU distribution built with GNU Guix".

The results of the Hydra compilations can be seen when you click on the "Expand" link (the last column of the table of the first link). It was succesful in `x86_64-linux' and `i686-linux', but not in `armhf-linux' and `mips64el-linux'. Following the failures suggests that the problem was WCSLIB. It would be great if we could somehow find the problem in WCS and maybe even contribute to fixing it upstream. Probably we can get more detailed errors from Hydra to help find the problem of WCSLIB in those systems. I am not yet too familiar with this system yet.

Hydra also apparently provides binaries which we can link to for people to download instead of having to compile Gnuastro from source for users who prefer this way. There are certainly many more advantages which we should use effectively.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Group administrator


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