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digitalmars.D.announce - Updated LDC snap package with improved Ubuntu 14.04 support

reply Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
Revision 4 of the ldc2 snap package is now available in the 
'edge' channel of the snap store.  This still provides LDC 1.1.0 
with an LLVM 3.9.1 backend, but has been rebuilt in a clean build 
using the latest `snapcraft` release, which has improved support 
for classic snaps across different distributions.

This package should therefore now work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as 
well as on 16.04 or later.

Link-time optimization (the `-flto={full,thin}` flag) is however 
still limited to Ubuntu 16.04 or later: on 14.04 it will fail 
with a linker error.

As always, I'd be very happy if people could try this out and let 
me know how it works for you.


-- to install --

This package should be possible to install on Ubuntu 16.04 or 
later, or Ubuntu 14.04, as well as any other distro making 
available a recent version of snapd (2.21 or later):
https://snapcraft.io/docs/core/install

Once snapd is installed (on Ubuntu or Debian, `sudo apt install 
snapd`), the ldc2 snap can be installed with:

     sudo snap install --classic --edge ldc2

If you already have a version installed, you can upgrade it with:

     sudo snap refresh --classic --edge ldc2

Note, if this version breaks something for you, you can downgrade 
to revision 3 with:

     sudo snap refresh --classic --edge --revision=3 ldc2
Feb 19
parent reply visitor <visitor gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 19 February 2017 at 11:24:17 UTC, Joseph Rushton 
Wakeling wrote:
 Revision 4 of the ldc2 snap package is now available in the 
 'edge' channel of the snap store.
Works for me on ubuntu 16.04 (llvm-3.8), Thanks :-) Not heavily tested, just to let you know for some feedback on your work, again Thanks
Feb 19
parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On Sunday, 19 February 2017 at 16:18:48 UTC, visitor wrote:
 Works for me on ubuntu 16.04 (llvm-3.8), Thanks :-)
 Not heavily tested, just to let you know for some feedback on 
 your work, again Thanks
Great to know that it works for you, thanks for trying it out :-) Note the snap package doesn't use the distro-packaged LLVM; it's based on a fresh build of LLVM 3.9.1. You can verify this by using which ldc2 # just to verify you are using the snap packaged version ldc2 --version # should tell you all about the LDC, LLVM and D frontend versions The latter should read: LDC - the LLVM D compiler (1.1.0): based on DMD v2.071.2 and LLVM 3.9.1 built with LDC - the LLVM D compiler (0.17.3) Out of curiosity, have you tried using the link-time optimization feature? (-flto=full)
Feb 19