Bug#724320: gmp: x32: sizeof(mp_limb_t)!=sizeof(void*) is not supported by GAP and PARI

Bill Allombert Bill.Allombert at math.u-bordeaux1.fr
Tue Oct 1 21:34:40 CEST 2013

On Tue, Oct 01, 2013 at 08:32:50PM +0200, Max Horn wrote:
> Hi there,
> On 30.09.2013, at 21:39, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> >  I like to clarify that I see this is purely as a Debian issue.
> > 
> > And I'd like to clarify that the rest of the world very likely considers
> > this invalid pari and gap type size assumption as pari and gap bugs, or
> > at least as a pari and gap portability issue.
> As a GAP developer, I actually agree, this is a bug in GAP. As such, I would
> like to see a proper bug report about this directed towards us, so we can
> think about fixing the issue. As it is, I only noticed this thread here by
> chance, first time I heard about the problem :-). But perhaps I missed
> something -- Bill, did you ever report this on GAP support or the GAP
> tracker?

No, there is no plan to include x32 as an official Debian architecture at this
point, so I will not involve myself more. Furthermore GAP upstream
tarball includes its own copy of GMP which is compiled with flags to ensure
compatibility with GAP.


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