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Bug 920817 - media-sound/lilypond-2.24.3: version bump (2.24.0 fails to invoke gs)
Summary: media-sound/lilypond-2.24.3: version bump (2.24.0 fails to invoke gs)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Scheme Project
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-12-27 17:39 UTC by Tobias Leupold
Modified: 2024-01-05 07:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Tobias Leupold 2023-12-27 17:39:07 UTC
The current stable version 2.24.0 of lilypond fails to invoke gs, e.g.:

$ LC_ALL=C lilypond Kommt\ und\ lasst\ uns\ Christus\ 
GNU LilyPond 2.24.0 (running Guile 2.2)
Processing `Kommt und lasst uns Christus'
Interpreting music...
Preprocessing graphical objects...
Finding the ideal number of pages...
Fitting music on 1 page...
Drawing systems...
Converting to `Kommt und lasst uns Christus ehren.pdf'...
warning: `(gs -q -dNODISPLAY -dNOSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dAutoRotatePages=/None -dPrinted=false /tmp/lilypond-tmp-9829643)' failed (256)

/usr/share/lilypond/2.24.0/ly/ error: Guile signaled an error for the expression beginning here
 (let ((book-handler (if (defined? 'default-toplevel-book-handler)
Throw to key `ly-file-failed' with args `()'.

This does not happen with the currently available release 2.24.3 downloaded directly from upstream.

Simply renaming the ebuild to lilypond-2.24.3.ebuild and emerging it 1. builds without a problem and 2. solves the issue.

So I think we should maybe simply bump the version :-)
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2024-01-03 08:51:22 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit f2ac5e7a3786057b2f86d3611bf4586de576eb02
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2024-01-03 08:44:35 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2024-01-03 08:51:04 +0000

    media-sound/lilypond: add 2.24.3
    This handles the bytecode part of bug #903777 but not the fonts yet.
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 media-sound/lilypond/Manifest               |   1 +
 media-sound/lilypond/lilypond-2.24.3.ebuild | 139 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 media-sound/lilypond/lilypond-9999.ebuild   |  25 ++---
 3 files changed, 153 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)