Bug#812741: neovim: Please don't build-depend on luajit on unsupported architectures

James McCoy jamessan at debian.org
Mon Feb 22 12:05:16 UTC 2016

On Feb 22, 2016 6:58 AM, "John Paul Adrian Glaubitz" <
glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> On 02/22/2016 12:55 PM, James McCoy wrote:
> >> No, I'm sorry. This isn't the correct way to handle this. You either
> >> update the Architecture list in debian/control or you make neovim
> >> use LuaC when it cannot use LuaJIT.
> >
> > LuaC didn't provide FFI, as I understand it, which is why LuaJIT is
> > being used.
> I will do some more investigation regarding the interchangeability of
> LuaJIT and Lua (the interpreter) and provide a patch in case I manage
> to build neovim without LuaJIT.

It's currently possible to build without LuaJIT, as long as you don't want
to run tests. However there are plans to embed LuaJIT into neovim.

Given that, I don't see it worthwhile to try and workaround the issue.
LuaJIT needs to be supported.

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