Bug#672222: texlive-bin FTBFS on alpha: GPREL16 relocation errors can be overcome with --no-relax
Justification: Fails to build from source (but built in the past)
texlive-bin FTBFS on Alpha with GRPEL16 relocation truncation errors
during linking of pdftex. See build log at:
This is a longstanding problem with the optimiser in the linker on Alpha
but can be worked around with the flag -Wl,--no-relax during linking.
The following added to debian/rules:
DEB_HOST_ARCH ?= $(shell dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH)
ifeq ($(DEB_HOST_ARCH), alpha)
export LDFLAGS = -Wl,--no-relax
results in a successful build.