On Tuesday, 12 April 2016 at 01:58:13 UTC, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
On Monday, 11 April 2016 at 21:58:55 UTC, Joseph Rushton
Related note: I see the lcd version in xenial is 0.17.0~beta2
-- I don't suppose there's any chance of upgrading that to the
stable 0.17.1 release ... ? (Not asking you to do it
personally, just wondering if that's something that could be
I can ask, but given that the Xenial final freeze is on 24.
April (release on 26.) and changing compiler versions that late
in the cycle is potentially dangerous, I guess there is only a
slim chance of success... On the pro-side is that having a beta
compiler in the LTS release is undesirable, but even then I
need to find an Ubuntu developer who does have time to do the
sync and get the feature-freeze-exception. LDC FTBFSing on
armel in Debian (and not entering testing due to that at time)
is also an issue :-/
Ouch :-( Well, if you are happy to look into it, that would be
great -- no pressure, though. :-)
I get the point about not updating compilers late in the
development cycle, but this update is likely to produce a better
package and I can't see it triggering any other package rebuilds
beyond the LDC phobos/druntime packages.
BTW, the package description for ldc, in both Debian and Ubuntu,
is insanely out of date: it reads,
LDC already compiles a lot of D code, but should still be
considered beta quality. Take a look at the tickets to get
a better impression on what still needs to be implemented.
... which AFAICT is unchanged from something like 5+ years ago,
when the ldc packaged in Debian/Ubuntu was a D1-only compiler
still in heavy development.
There is no real policy, at least I have found none. But from
my tests, ldc simply crashed right away when trying to compile,
later it wasn't able to process some code gdc had no problems
with (I haven't tried the upcoming release). Since the GNU
Compiler Collection is Debian's default compiler, I have set
the compiler dependency of dub to gdc | ldc | d-compiler, so
gdc is preferred, but replacing it with any other compiler will
That's very odd. What were you trying to build ... ?
I didn't touch that, since dub seems to automatically find the
right compiler. The preference seems to be dmd >> gdc >> ldc2,
which looks sane to me.
Yea, sounds good.
Related note: would it be viable in principle to get dmd itself
into Debian and Ubuntu repositories via (respectively) non-free
and multiverse ... ? Again, not asking you to do the work, but
just curious based on your experience of being a Debian packager.
For Debian Stretch I assume the situation will be much better
though :-) (given the state of the LDC and GDC Git repos).
Looking forward to it :-) And, thank you again!