devel/gobject-introspection failure on ARM

George Mitchell george+freebsd at
Mon Jan 28 11:16:54 UTC 2013

On 01/28/13 05:55, Koop Mast wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-01-27 at 10:57 -0500, George Mitchell wrote:
>> System: Raspberry Pi
>> uname: r245840M (Alie Tan's image from 25 January)
>> ports: svnversion 308518
>> Build dies with message "sizeof(ArrayTypeBlob) is expected to be 8 but
>> is 12."  (Complete build log attached.)  I made a naive attempt to fix
>> it by rearranging the order of the structure members, but obviously I
>> don't understand structure packing on the ARM and it didn't help.  It
>> also didn't get rid of the huge number of "cast increases required
>> alignment of target type" warnings.
>> I note we're at version 0.10.8 of this package, but upstream is at
>> 1.34.2.  (It requires glib 2.34.1, though, and we're only at 2.28.8).
>> What's the best way to proceed?                   -- George Mitchell
> I'm currently in the process of making a patch [1] for the ports tree
> for glib 2.34.3 and gobject-introspection If you want to give
> this a shot on ARM. Please note that the patch is WIP. Not all ports
> have been tested yet.
> -Koop
> [1]

Thanks!  I'll try this if I have time later today.             -- George

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