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

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Mon Feb 22 13:08:23 UTC 2016

On 02/22/2016 01:05 PM, James McCoy wrote:
> 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.

The moment they start embedding LuaJIT into neovim, the package needs
to be patched or it will be removed out of Debian. Embedded libraries
are a security nightmare and therefore not accepted in Debian.

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

I still don't see what warrants the requirement of LuaJIT in a text
editor which could not replaced by the regular Lua interpretor.


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