[Pkg-parrot-devel] Bug#592277: parrot: Rakudo Perl6's Configure.PL needs SVN revision

Hilko Bengen bengen at debian.org
Sun Aug 8 20:27:34 UTC 2010

Package: parrot
Version: 2.6.0-1
Severity: normal

Calling the Configure.pl script for Rakudo with parrot 2.6.0 installed
gives me this error message:

| $ perl Configure.pl
| Reading configuration information from parrot_config ...
| ===SORRY!===
| Parrot revision r48225 required (currently r0)
| To automatically checkout (svn) and build a copy of parrot r48225,
| try re-running Configure.pl with the '--gen-parrot' option.
| Or, use the '--parrot-config' option to explicitly specify
| the location of parrot_config to be used to build Rakudo Perl.

For Rakudo, I used a fresh checkout from the git repository, not the
"Star" (2010.07) release.

It seems that the revision that goes into the output generated by
"parrot_config --dump" is detected at build time from svn or git-svn
output. This happens in Parrot::Revision which is called from the
auto::revision config module.

Since the Parrot Debian package is not built from a SVN checkout, there
is no revision entry. However, since releases are going to be identical
to the checkout of a particular revision it would IMO be a good idea to
provide this information to the Parrot configuration script by some
other means.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages parrot depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libreadline6                  6.1-3      GNU readline and history libraries
ii  parrot-minimal                2.6.0-1    A minimal install of the Parrot VM

parrot recommends no packages.

Versions of packages parrot suggests:
ii  parrot-doc                    2.6.0-1    Parrot documentation

-- no debconf information

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