Bug 868534 - perl6 fails at start
perl6 fails at start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rakudo-star (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Gerd Pokorra
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-20 13:26 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2013-02-09 23:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-09 23:39:11 EST
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2012-10-20 13:26:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Running perl6, even without doing anything, gives:

PARROT VM: Could not load bytecode
Could not load oplib `nqp_ops'

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. perl6 -e 'say "Hello"'
Actual results:
PARROT VM: Could not load bytecode
Could not load oplib `nqp_ops'

Expected results:
Say Hello ;-)

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Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2013-01-24 09:00:55 EST
Still a problem in Fedora 18. That you can't even run hello world, seems like a pretty good illustration that no one is using or maintaining Perl6 in Fedora
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2013-01-24 09:37:23 EST
What do you know - 'yum install nqp' fixes the problem - the rakudo-star RPM spec is obviously missing a "Requires: nqp" statement.
Comment 3 Gerd Pokorra 2013-01-25 10:23:51 EST
This is correct. A "Requires: nqp" statement would solve this dependency. I will add this to next rakudo-star version, that I expect soon on top of Parrot 5.0 and NQP 2013.01.
Comment 4 Gerd Pokorra 2013-01-31 11:55:06 EST
Today I built the new package of rakudo-star for F18 and F19 (rawhide). It is in the update-testing stream. The "Requires nqp" statement is added. Can I close the ticket?
Comment 5 Gerd Pokorra 2013-01-31 11:57:11 EST
> bodhi rakudo-star
 rakudo-star-0.0.2013.01_5.0.0-1.fc18         enhancement  pending   2013-01-31 
 rakudo-star-0.0.2012.08_4.7.0-2.fc17         bugfix       stable    2012-09-07 
 rakudo-star-0.0.2012.08_4.7.0-2.fc18         bugfix       stable    2012-09-05
Comment 6 Daniel Berrange 2013-01-31 12:01:14 EST
FYI, if you add the bug number to the Bohdi update, it will get automatically closed when it lands in the updates repo.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-02-02 07:47:17 EST
rakudo-star-0.0.2013.01_5.0.0-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-02-09 23:39:12 EST
rakudo-star-0.0.2013.01_5.0.0-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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