[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/luajit: bump to version 2.1.x developpment version

Romain Naour romain.naour at smile.fr
Fri Apr 19 07:55:36 UTC 2019

Hi Arnout,

Le 14/04/2019 à 22:06, Arnout Vandecappelle a écrit :
>  [Please don't remove the quoted text entirely, but quote inline like below.]
> On 03/04/2019 11:15, Jugurtha BELKALEM wrote:
>> Hi,
>> To answer the question of François : The luajit2.1.0-beta3 version in
>> http://luajit.org/download.html has not been changed since 2 years (last
>> change in May 2017), so I guess it is better to take a version which is up
>> to date.
>  I feel a bit uncomfortable to bump a package to an unreleased version of a
> project that is apparently not going anywhere (only a handful of commits in the
> last year).

luajit2.1.0-beta3 doesn't seems a release version but it's packaged by Debian
testing, Fedora 26+, Ubuntu 18.04.


>  Note that any issues are likely to be runtime issues. So it really depends on
> the users of luajit (if such users even exist...) to decide if they're willing
> to take that risk.


>> To answer the question of Thamas : We have successfully tested bcc on a
>> raspberry PI 3, however; the purpose of this patch is to check that it does
>> not break the build process in buildroot (for example luajit2.1.0 is adding
>> support for aarch64; we need to ensure that it is safe).
>  So, IIUC, bcc depends on luajit (not plain Lua)? But it is fine with the
> existing luajit version, only then you don't have aarch64 support?


>  In that case, maybe it's better to make the version dependent on the
> architecture, like we sometimes do for other packages. See for instance the arc
> versions of binutils, gcc, gdb, glibc.

Ok, maybe we should be careful with API break between 2.0.x and 2.1.x...

Best regards,

>  Regards,
>  Arnout
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