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Re: Partimage broken on 64bit archs, was: Re: uncompatible version of gcc

severity 268248 grave

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 10:50:03AM +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Since this was the only change in the upload, and #259523 does not
> give any further details, it seems to me that there was no work on
> getting it 64bit clean. 
> I wonder if instead of removing ia64 only, all 64bit archs have to be
> removed?
> I CC:ed the bug-submitter on this issue, maybe he got more info
> out of band?
> I also raised the severity to important, though I ask the
> bug-submitter to consider raising it to "grave" as IMHO this is
> release critical.

I think it's impossible to get this version running on 64bit machines
without heavy rewrites in the code (if you want to exchange data between
32bit and 64bit machines). It's clearly an upstream problem, and because it
seems, that upstream isn't willing to remove that problems, I consider it
as release critical. Remove partimage at least from the 64bit archs.


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