Re: sdcv question
Michal Čihař wrote:
> Dne Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:19:02 +0200
> Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> napsal(a):
>> * Michal Čihař [Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:52:28 +0200]:
>>> I recently took over orphaned package sdcv, moved patches to quilt and
>>> did several intrusive changes in packaging. While doing this I enabled
>>> testing during build and it discovered that the binary is broken on
>>> several architectures - namely arm, armel, sparc and ia64 (bug #500921).
>>> This bug was not found for packages in testing because no testing was
>>> done there and probably nobody uses the package on these architectures.
>>> The question now is whether I should try to push fixes to testing or
>>> not. Getting freeze exception for package in current unstable is
>>> probably not an option as there are quite a lot of unrelated
>>> packaging changes (I believe none of them is really problematic, but
>>> there is simply lot of them). So should I upload through TPU, just
>>> forget the issue (as there is no bug opened) or will be package
>>> granted a freeze exception?
>>> Please CC on reply, I'm not on the list...
>> What is the fix that makes the package work in those architectures? (As
>> in, is it very invasive? Is it a targetted fix?)
> The actual fix is quite small, so there is not a big issue to make
> upload through TPU. The patch is here:
> However package in unstable contains also other fixes for problems I
> found. These are not that important, but it would be good if they could
> be fixed.
documentation and translation fixes are indeed good to have fixed:
PS: Please don't change the build system during a freeze next time.