Thanks for the hint on CLISP. I’ve naively tried packaging the current snapshot
and I’ve run into a little snag or two: lintian complains of:
W: clisp source: outdated-autotools-helper-file src/build-aux/config.guess
N: The referenced file has a time stamp older than April of 2012 and the
N: package does not build-depend on autotools-dev or automake and therefore
N: apparently does not update it. This usually means that the source
N: package will not build correctly on ARM64, for which a Debian port is
N: currently in progress, and may not support other newer architectures.
=> maybe CLISP should also update the auto tools? I can do it as a patch of
E: clisp-doc: privacy-breach-donation
N: This package create a potential privacy breach by fetching data from a
N: donation website at runtime.
N: Please remove this privacy problem and add a note to the
N: debian/upstream/metadata file using the donation field.
=> also here maybe upstream would like to adjust the links used? If not I’ll
patch it in the Debian packages.
There is a lot of noise because we don’t use hardening. I’ll have to check if
CLISP still works then of course ;).
> It looks to me like several issues preventing builds of clisp actually arise
> from dependencies (libraries to which clisp modules provide an interface),
> e.g. ffi, db, gdbm. I believe it would be wise to re-evaluate today which
> modules are considered base-modules (part of the clisp package) and which
> optional modules should still be built or proposed in 2016. I don't know
> whether Debian wants to provide a different set of base modules than the
> upstream clisp. There was some discussion about which modules are most
> important back in March this year in the clisp-devel ML.
At the moment we still have a number of optional modules. The wildcard module
went away of course.
What are the base modules CLISP? Do you have a pointer to the discussion?
Best regards, Peter
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