Should I use a Debian distro with an armv8 architecture if I am looking for stability?

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Because the build bots need some loving attention. They've been like this for a few months now, while people have been busy on other things.

  • Doesn't that signal some instability as well? My monerod (windows distro) is frequently crashing - should I use Debian? – Raz Lemniscate Oct 6 '18 at 22:18
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    It's the build bots, not Monero. If you are having some crashing, report a GitHub issue please. – jtgrassie Oct 6 '18 at 23:43

The main reason is that the crypto tests include a set of expected values from the pseudo random number generator, which was recently changed to remove a tiny bias, thereby changing the returned values. A patch which was supposed to update the values did not actually fix it, and another needs to be made instead.

The Windows platforms were also broken for a couple days near your post's date when the block/tx notifications went in as they tried to build the POSIX code.

At least one of the ARM build machines is also missing some necessary libraries and needs updating.

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