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Bug 874436 - nqp tests fail on ARM
Summary: nqp tests fail on ARM
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nqp
Version: 19
Hardware: arm7
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gerd Pokorra
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARMTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-11-08 08:07 UTC by Peter Robinson
Modified: 2013-04-17 15:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-17 15:31:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Peter Robinson 2012-11-08 08:07:37 UTC
With the fix pushed to build with PIC the nqp now builds on ARM but certain tests still fail.

There's an upstream thread documenting the issues we're seeing here

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 14:58:23 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Peter Robinson 2013-04-13 08:15:45 UTC
Any update?

Comment 3 Gerd Pokorra 2013-04-17 07:45:31 UTC
I think it may be the Byte Order (Big Endian <-> Little Endian). The ARM-Architecture has the opposite byte order than i386, x86.

Is the corresponding Parrot-RPM already in the ARM-F19-Repository?

Comment 4 Peter Robinson 2013-04-17 07:58:25 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I think it may be the Byte Order (Big Endian <-> Little Endian). The
> ARM-Architecture has the opposite byte order than i386, x86.

ARM on Fedora, like x86, is little endian so that's not the problem. ARM does have the ability to run in both little and big endian but all current Linux distributions use little endian. That's what the l in armv7hl stands for :)

Comment 5 Gerd Pokorra 2013-04-17 12:05:34 UTC
Here is a hasty reaction:

So may be in the Parrot sources the line

$cpuarch =~ s/armv[34]l?/arm/i;

in the file


have to be changed.

Comment 6 Gerd Pokorra 2013-04-17 14:26:35 UTC
Hey Peter,

there is a build of nqp-0.0.2013.01-1.fc19 from you at ARM.

Comment 7 Gerd Pokorra 2013-04-17 15:31:29 UTC
Even the rakudo-star-0.0.2012_5.0.0-1.fc19 build on top of NQP is there. So there should be no problem with NQP from the package nqp-0.0.2013.01-1.fc19.

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