Re: [alpine-devel] Julia missing from alpine v3.8
It's unfortunate but I don't know much about build systems either. I couldn't help anyway.
All I wanted was to use Julia like I did on Alpine v3.7.
I'm even considering going back from Alpine v3.8 to v3.7 because I need Julia for an university course.
But thanks for the help!
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On Saturday, 8 September 2018 10:19, Jean-Louis Fuchs <ganwell_at_fangorn.ch> wrote:
> Hi ecsx
> You're absolutely right, these things should be upstreamed and that is also what keeps me from doing it. I don't know anything about julia. It is too scary for me:
> - Their build-system is completely hand-written, so as a maintainer you have to find out everything you know about standard build-systems again
> - Then almost every patch for 0.6.2 fails with 1.0.0 and most not because the issues are fixed
> - Too many tests fail
> Complicated packages are quite common, julia isn't alone. But it requires a lot of dedication to get it working and then get fixes upstreamed.
> You are very welcome to give it a try. I would help you to get started with alpine development. We can talk on IRC.
> On Sat, 8 Sep 2018, at 12:38, ecsx wrote:
> > Hi Jean.
> > What's non-standard about it?
> > Could we propose a patch or at least report upstream?
> > Thank you.
> > All the best.
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> > On Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:00, Jean-Louis Fuchs ganwell_at_fangorn.ch wrote:
> > > Hi ecsx
> > >
> > > > It has a lot patches and seems rather fragile. I check if 1.0 less
> > > > fragile, but no promises.
> > >
> > > It seems they added even more non-standard procedures to their build-system. One can waste a lot of time on this apk. Since I don't use julia, I'm out.
> > > Best,
> > > Jean-Louis
Received on Sat Sep 08 2018 - 14:45:56 UTC