Subject: Re: lang/guile update to 1.8.1
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Dan McMahill <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/2007 19:00:35
Greg Troxel wrote:
>   1)  import lang/guile16 which is guile-1.6.x installed in
>   ${LOCALBASE}/guile/1.6/ like how lang/guile14 is done now.
>   2)  blindly point all the packages which currently use guile to
>   lang/guile16 and bump their PKGREVISIONS.
>   3)  update lang/guile to 1.8.1.
>   4)  ask maintainers of the packages touched in #2 to migrate back to
>   lang/guile where possible.

> Does your guile 1.8.1 package work with slib?  If it does, it might be
> better (given limited cycles) to skip step (2) of your plan and then
> point whatever fails back at guile16.  This breaks the build of some
> packages briefly but gets us forward faster.  guile 1.8 has been out for
> a long time, so an upstream package that doesn't work with it is crufty.

how do I see if guile-1.8.1 works with slib?

While we're at at, do you know how to run the guile test suite from 
within the debugger?  I noticed that both guile-1.6.8 (from lang/guile) 
and guile-1.8.1 (not yet committed) segfault on a few of the tests on