Package Details: v8 5.9.211.27-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/v8.git (read-only)
Package Base: v8
Description: Fast and modern Javascript engine used in Google Chrome.
Upstream URL: https://code.google.com/p/v8/
Keywords: dev engine javascript
Licenses: BSD
Conflicts: v8-3.14, v8-3.15, v8-3.20, v8-static-gyp, v8-static-gyp-5.4
Submitter: anatolik
Maintainer: marcs
Last Packager: marcs
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.051210
First Submitted: 2015-07-01 16:14
Last Updated: 2017-05-19 08:25

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marcs commented on 2017-06-21 11:19

Some notes:
* Use yaourt instead of pacaur (the problem with pacaur will be fixed in future release).
* gclient has to download the whole V8 repo, it takes some time to complete (depending on your internet connection).
* This package requires around 3/4 gigs of space so be sure to have a large enough /tmp partition if you use yaourt, also be aware that pacaur will save this package in ~/.cache/pacaur/v8, so be sure to have a /home partition with enough space.
* The build and testing process takes some time, I recommend to use at least a 4 cores with 8 threads cpu, better an 8 cores 16 threads cpu.
* If you have at least 32GB of RAM you can use a ram partition to speed up the build process (yaourt uses /tmp by default).

Build status:
* Build is broken at the moment because of gcc7, gcc = 6.3.1 is required to build this package for now.

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marcs commented on 2017-06-21 11:19

Some notes:
* Use yaourt instead of pacaur (the problem with pacaur will be fixed in future release).
* gclient has to download the whole V8 repo, it takes some time to complete (depending on your internet connection).
* This package requires around 3/4 gigs of space so be sure to have a large enough /tmp partition if you use yaourt, also be aware that pacaur will save this package in ~/.cache/pacaur/v8, so be sure to have a /home partition with enough space.
* The build and testing process takes some time, I recommend to use at least a 4 cores with 8 threads cpu, better an 8 cores 16 threads cpu.
* If you have at least 32GB of RAM you can use a ram partition to speed up the build process (yaourt uses /tmp by default).

Build status:
* Build is broken at the moment because of gcc7, gcc = 6.3.1 is required to build this package for now.

marcs commented on 2017-06-21 11:05

@OdinEidolon gclient has to download the whole repository takes quite some time depending on your internet connection.

@chendaniely I really don't like pacaur, it doesn't display msg2 lines (in prepare) that in this package are important because some steps take long time to complete. You get that error because of pacaur, It's an easy fix but as I checked now the build is broken because of some new updates on the V8 repo (sigh).

chendaniely commented on 2017-06-14 14:30

@OdinEidolon
for me it seems like it (`Running: gclient sync --with_branch_heads `) hangs, but it just takes a (long) while for it go get past that step

chendaniely commented on 2017-06-14 14:16

I'm getting a syntax error in the python script:

$ pacaur -S v8
:: Package v8 not found in repositories, trying AUR...
:: resolving dependencies...
:: looking for inter-conflicts...

AUR Packages (1) v8-5.9.211.27-1

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

:: Retrieving package(s)...
:: v8 build files are up-to-date -- skipping
[sudo] password for dchen:
:: Checking v8 integrity...
==> Making package: v8 5.9.211.27-1 (Wed Jun 14 10:10:19 EDT 2017)
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Updating depot_tools git repo...
Fetching origin
-> Found v8.pc
-> Found v8_libbase.pc
-> Found v8_libplatform.pc
-> Found d8
-> Found icu59.diff
==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
depot_tools ... Skipped
v8.pc ... Passed
v8_libbase.pc ... Passed
v8_libplatform.pc ... Passed
d8 ... Passed
icu59.diff ... Passed
:: Building v8 package(s)...
==> Making package: v8 5.9.211.27-1 (Wed Jun 14 10:10:27 EDT 2017)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree
==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...
==> Starting build()...
-> Running GN...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "../depot_tools/gn.py", line 15, in <module>
import gclient_utils
File "/home/dchen/.cache/pacaur/v8/src/depot_tools/gclient_utils.py", line 266
except OSError, e:
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
Aborting...
:: failed to build v8 package(s)

OdinEidolon commented on 2017-06-13 08:23

Installation seems to get stuck at:

Running: gclient sync --with_branch_heads

marcs commented on 2017-05-19 08:03

@kageurufu v8-3.14 has conflicts with v8

v8-3.14-bin can be installed side-by-side, went overboard with package conflicts.

kageurufu commented on 2017-05-17 17:47

Why does this conflict with v8-3.14/-bin?

v8-3.14-bin installs /usr/lib/libv8.so.3.14.5 specifically so it can be installed side-by-side with 5.x+

marcs commented on 2017-05-10 11:23

Testing the 5.9 update:
* introduced minimal patch for icu 59
* one assert failing related to internationalization: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/v8-users/tkN1B9RvnLc

marcs commented on 2016-11-01 12:02

Applied dflemstr's patch and added wget as makedep.
Thanks for the patch, feedback is welcome.

dflemstr commented on 2016-10-31 07:00

I have a bunch of patches to this library that do the following:

- Use system ICU instead of bundled ICU
- Enable more optimizations
- Fix pkg-config files to actually be usable

Full changes here: https://gist.github.com/dflemstr/01137016843183420a1c55395e6d1596

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