[Slackbuilds-users] Another build error: glabels

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Thu Oct 4 13:26:54 UTC 2018

>   The issue seems to be the newness of the hardware, most likely the CPU;
> perhaps also the motherboard. Packages that have built with no issues on
> the
> three 64-bit portables here that are older will not build on this new
> system.
>   A couple of examples. OpenBLAS (which I need for GRASS, the spatial
> analysis tool) would not build until I added a line to the build script
> specifying TARGET=ZEN. 'ZEN' is the codename for AMD's Ryzen line of
> high-performance CPUs that were first released last year. Adding that
> target
> allowed OpenBLAS to build.
>   AlienBOB wrote that he, too, has a Ryzen CPU in a desktop and experienced
> some failure issues just running. He fixed that by uupgrading the 14.2's
> kernel to one in the 4.14 series.
>   In order to build GnuCash I need goffice/goffice8, and neither will build
> on this new box. But, LyX, TeXlive, and JabRef built flawlessly (and
> quickly.) All this seems to point to support for a CPU released well after
> the basic (and fully patched) 14.2 was released.
>   Unless Those Who Know tell me not to upgrade to -current, just upgrade
> the
> kernel (and it's been more than 15 years since I built a custom kernel from
> kernel.org source; not since 2003 when I switched from Red Hat 7.4 to
> Slackware-8.0) I'll do the upgrade this coming weekend. After learning how
> best to do this.

Hi Rich

I have had the same issue on my main desktop which is Ryzen-based CPU.
The issue was solved by upgrading the firmware for the motherboard to
the latest version and now i have no more issue with the Ryzen.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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