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I had a short email conversation with email@example.com regarding
sci-mathematics/axiom, which I bumped to the latest version in the
science overlay. The ebuild is suboptimal, but here is my original
message, any comments appreciated:
over at the science overlay we are trying to revive
sci-mathematics/axiom which heavily relies on gnu common lisp (and no
other dialect). In fact, the current ebuild will ship an internal
version of what axiom upstream calls gcl-2.6.8_pre4.
Do you have any specific plans of reviving gcl? What are the
difficulties that you are facing?
One problem that I found myself is that gcl (at least the version that
comes with axiom) seems to depend on <=dev-libs/gmp-4, so I emailed Camm
Maguire (who seems to be gcl upstream). He was surprised to learn about
the release of gmp-5, which was not on his radar because appearently it
is not in Debian Unstable yet.
Ok, so this is about it. I would love to see an unmasked gcl at some
point. Let me know if I can help. I'm currently being recruited as a