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bug#39699: [core-updates] gash-boot0 fails on i686-linux

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#39699: [core-updates] gash-boot0 fails on i686-linux
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:57:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)


Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> Bootstrap fails early on i686-linux when trying to build gash-boot0,
> which fails thusly:


>    ?: 1 [primitive-load-path "compression/bzip2" ...]
> In compression/bzip2.scm:
>   45: 0 [#<procedure 8499a10 ()>]
> compression/bzip2.scm:45:18: In procedure #<procedure 8499a10 ()>:
> compression/bzip2.scm:45:18: ERROR: R6RS exception:
>   1. &error
>   2. &who: bzip2
>   3. &message: "This module requires at least 32-bit fixnums"
>   4. &irritants: ()
> command "tar" "xvf" 
> "/gnu/store/bspn36jhcd2ky6ih7wnh9z0iz867flc2-gash-0.2.0.tar.gz" failed with 
> status 1

The error comes from the (compression bzip2) module included in

I can see two solutions:

  1. Remove bzip2 support from bootar (it’s not actually needed, is it?).

  2. Modify (compression bzip2) so that it errors out on first use
     rather than at load time.

Timothy, janneke, WDYT?


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