Hello debian-amd64, I wanted to check whether my packages worked on amd64 and after much puzzling because I could not rebuild packages available on alioth. I finally get across the following discrepancy between Debian source package and source packages available on debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org: Here a diff /in extenso/ of pari_2.1.5-5.diff.gz from the Debian mirrors and the one available at <http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/pure64/pool/unstable/main/source/p/pari/pari_2.1.5-5.diff.gz> %zdiff -u pari_2.1.5-5.diff.gz pari_2.1.5-5.diff.gz.pure64 --- - Thu Nov 25 17:58:43 2004 +++ /tmp/pari_21.5-5.diff.gz.pure64.12076 Thu Nov 25 17:58:43 2004 @@ -587,7 +587,7 @@ + test -f pic-lib || $(MAKE) -f debian/rules build-nonpic-lib + $(MAKE) gp +ifeq (,$(findstring notest,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS))) -+ $(MAKE) dobench ++# $(MAKE) dobench +endif + touch build-arch-stamp + I am not terribly happy about that. Whoever made that change should at least add a comment or a changelog entry, etc. explaining what is the problem and how the patch fix it. Bumping the version and contacting me would be a plus. Since I cannot know who made that change, I post here my comment on that patch: This patch is ineffective: it only hides the fact that pari-gp is broken on that platform by disabling the test-suite I am not terribly happy about that either. I don't think disabling test-suites to build more packages is the way to go. I plan to write a proper patch to really solve this issue. (some int* is incorrectly used as a long*). However, have I been notified sooner the fix would probably already in the archive. Anyway, good luck to the Debian amd64 port effort. Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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