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Re: Old build environments

From: Jonas Hahnfeld
Subject: Re: Old build environments
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 10:08:32 +0200
User-agent: Evolution 3.38.1

Am Freitag, den 16.10.2020, 14:30 -0600 schrieb Carl Sorensen:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 1:02 PM Michael Käppler <> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > a few days ago I wanted to try how some functionality in LilyPond
> > worked, when it was added long
> > time ago. (about 15 years ago, around 2.7.x or 2.8.x)
> > Not very surprisingly I could not even get the code to compile with my
> > current build setup.
> > 
> > That made we wonder if it would be a good idea to store a build
> > environment that is proven to work
> > with the code base every, say, minor version bump.
> > 
> I actually think that is the motivation for GUB.  You could checkout the
> GUB repository for the appropriate date, and the LilyPond code should build
> under GUB.

It might help, but keep in mind that all "packages" in tools:: must be
built by the system compiler. Running Arch Linux, I've had problems
with that far too often so you might hit similar issues with versions
of GUB from that time. And the version range sounds like the very
beginning of GUB...

Instead, how about using the oldest available binary release (2.8.8)?


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