[lfs-dev] Preparing for 7.10 package freeze

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Fri Aug 12 14:31:59 PDT 2016

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 01:12:47PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I have just committed an update to LFS that clears all the tickets for the
> book.  The package freeze is scheduled for two days from now and  I know of
> no impending upstream releases between now and then.
> If anyone has any changes that need to be addressed, please post them here
> or open a ticket.
> I do have one concern that I'd like to discuss.  When doing an update, I
> usually build the entire LFS system, including all checks in Chapter 6.  I
> started this process last night, but the checks for perl hung for about six
> hours.  Killing the process and just re-running the perl build/checks and
> continuing completed the rest of the build without further issue.
> I've seen the perl tests hang before after glibc-2.24 was installed, but not
> every time.  The fact that just rerunning the checks passes points to a
> timing issue.  To me the most likely culprit is glibc, however I can't be
> sure.
> My first question here is whether anyone else has seen this problem?  The
> second issue is how we should address it, if at all.
> Suggestions welcome.
I assume your hang was not in lib/Benchmark ?

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