[HEADSUP] Dropping libopenssl098 from distro

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Jan 30 13:26:00 GMT 2015

On 1/30/2015 4:41 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> On Jan 29 15:25, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 1/23/2015 8:48 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> My guess is correct.  lisp.exe uses bit 31 (counting from the LSB) as a marker
>>> during garbage collection, and this is incompatible with Cygwin's use of high
>>> memory for the heap.  I think I know how to fix this (by defining
>>> LINUX_NOEXEC_HEAPCODES in the Cygwin build), but I haven't finished testing it yet.
>> I've now built clisp-2.48 with this change (32-bit only), and I've tested it
>> as well as I can, given that I'm not a clisp user.  The build passes all but
>> a handful of about 12,000 tests, so I think it's probably OK.  (None of the
>> test failures involved crashes.)
> Sounds great to me (not being a clisp user myself).
>> I'm attaching the patches that I applied (on top of Reini's patches) in
>> order to make the build succeed.  I also had to use libdb4.5 instead of
>> libdb4.8.
> Is that ok?  I mean, shouldn't a package always try to use the latest
> version?  What's the problem you're observing ?  Maybe Volker can help
> here?

The clisp-2.48 code uses some macros and structures that are defined in the 
db4.5 headers but have changed or disappeared in db4.8.  I'll see if I can 
figure out how to update the code for db4.8.


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