On Tue, 20 Sep 2016, Lars Wendler wrote:
>This is a call for testers. If you feel brave enough, please give
>bash-4.4 a shot and report all problems you might have with it.
>Add the following to you package.unmask file/directory:
with basically no testing so far: builds ok.
>in order to get all readline reverse deps being built against new
>readline. Reporting those packages in our bug tracker  would be
Creating a new bug or what?  seems inappropriate.
I've found this that I guess has to do with the new readline:
>From the build.log of
emerge -1 dev-lisp/clisp
* Package: dev-lisp/clisp-2.49-r8
* Repository: gentoo
* Maintainer: common-l...@gentoo.org
* USE: X abi_x86_64 amd64 berkdb elibc_glibc gdbm gtk
kernel_linux pcre postgres readline threads unicode userland_GNU
* FEATURES: ccache compressdebug nostrip preserve-libs sandbox
splitdebug userpriv usersandbox
;; Loading file
*** - FFI::FIND-FOREIGN-VARIABLE: foreign variable #<FOREIGN-VARIABLE
"rl_readline_state" #x000000000088B460> does not have the
required size or alignment
./clisp-link: failed in
Makefile:2621: recipe for target 'base' failed
make: *** [base] Error 1
# equery uses -i =dev-lisp/clisp-2.49-r8 | xargs echo
+X +berkdb -dbus -fastcgi +gdbm +gtk -hyperspec -pari +pcre +postgres
+readline +threads +unicode +zlib
So, something with 'rl_readline_state' and how clisp uses that has
changed that I won't dig into right now. Clisp maintainers?
That seems to be the only problem with readline-7.0/bash-4.4 on this
install (so far).
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