guile testsuite failure (gnutls 3.0.1 and later) and armel and mipsel

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Sun Nov 6 19:07:50 CET 2011

On 11/06/2011 06:07 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:

>> Hi,
>>  Any update on that? Do the observed issue seem related to a gnulib change?
> Yes.
> The problem is that Guile 1.8 uses off_t fields in its scm_t_port
> structure, which is public [0].  On armv5tel-unknown-linux-gnueabi, that
> structure is 96-byte long when _FILE_OFFSET_BITS == 32, and 120-bit long
> otherwise.
> Ideally, though, GnuTLS would have a configure check to determine what
> _FILE_OFFSET_BITS value Guile is expecting, but I can’t think of any
> reliable way to do that.  Ideas?

How does the size of off_t affect the gnutls-guile code? Which code
does it affect? (could it be written so that it is independent of that


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