Hi, This is not quite a request for sponsorship, but rather something like a request for help. The confget package, kindly sponsored by George Danchev back in March, has remained in unstable since then because of a FTBFS bug #526961 on the "mips" and "mipsel" architectures. I tried to ask for help on the debian-mips list - http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2009/05/msg00009.html - but got no reply. As noted in both the bug log and my email to debian-mips, I strongly suspect a bug lurking in the hardening-wrapper; it might turn out that George Danchev was right in doubting whether the build should be hardened by default. FWIW, I personally think the hardening wrapper is a great idea, and I enable it by default in all my packages, but still... :) So, now for the actual RFH: could anybody with access to a Debian unstable installation on the mips or mipsel architecture try to build the confget-1.02-1 package as currently available in unstable? http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/confget/confget_1.02-1.dsc If the build fails as in the buildd logs, could you please try my new version at mentors.d.n: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/c/confget/confget_1.02-2.dsc It is pretty much the same as 1.02-1, with the hardening wrapper disabled, groff used instead of groff-base, and a couple of minor fixups to the Debian packaging that should not affect the build or the test suite. If the version without the hardening should build successfully, just let me know and I'll upload a new one with the bug closed in the changelog entry. Otherwise... I'll just have to start thinking about what really causes the test failure :) Thanks in advance for any assistance! G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org roam@FreeBSD.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 Hey, out there - is it *you* reading me, or is it someone else?
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