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Re: Request assistance with monotone package on alpha, hppa, mipsel, powerpc, s390

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 06:59:28PM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> I'm one of the maintainers of the Debian package of monotone; I'm also
> one of its upstream developers.  For the new 0.36-1 package presently
> in unstable, we decided to run the program's testsuite during the
> build.  This found failures on many architectures - a mixed blessing,
> since on the one hand it appears that the program has catastrophic
> bugs that need fixing, but on the other hand, now the package has been
> kicked out of testing. :-(
> This message is going out to all the porter lists for which the
> monotone package presently FTBFS because of testsuite failures.  I am
> not a DD (the package is being sponsored by Ludovic Brenta) so I do
> not have access to any of the Debian porting hosts, nor do I have
> other access to any of your architectures.
> I would therefore greatly appreciate assistance with these bugs.  If
> you have time to debug the thing yourself and send patches to
> monotone-debian@nongnu.org, that is of course the most helpful thing
> you could do.  Failing that, the next most helpful possibility is if
> you are willing to grant me access (unprivileged only is fine) to a
> machine under your control, and install monotone's build-dependencies
> on that machine.  If you can't do that either, at the least we might
> have a chance of guessing what the problem is if you built the package
> to the point where it fails (using a method that does not destroy the
> build tree when the build fails), then tar up the tester_dir/
> directory and the "mtn" binary and send them to me.

I am currently attempting a build in my unstable chroot on my alpha.  It
might take a while.  My mipsel isn't hooked up at the moment so I can't
try that one (and it would take more than a while on it).  I don't own
any hppa, ppc or s390 at this time.  I only have m68k, mipsel, sparc,
alpha, x86 and amd64, so far, and have access to arm.  Well and a mips
(not el) but it isn't supported by linux at this time. :)

Len Sorensen

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