Bug#607927: powerpc squeeze CD image fails
severity 607927 important
On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 03:08:44PM +0100, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
>The creation of the powerpc CD Image currently fails. genoisoimage
>aborts with a stack trace as can be seen in this log:
>Is anyone with access to the build host able to investigate this?
>AFAICT the failure started with yesterdays build. Is there a way to
>access old logs on cdbuilder.debian.org?
Not currently; each build overwrites the previous log at the
moment. That could be changed, but I've not looked into it yet.
>>From the build log it seems that the build host is using a locally
>modified version of genisoimage. Therefore I'm not filing a bug
>against genisoimage yet.
Yup. The problem is in the guts of the HFS hybrid code in
genisoimage. This has happened before occasionally, and has triggered
for a couple of days here but now (fingers crossed) things are working
again. The reason we're using a custom genisoimage on pettersson is
just to have the latest release code running on a stable host; it's
just a local lenny backport.
If this happens again, I'll try to take a look while things are
reproducible. Ick, I hate this code and it's one of the last things
that we can't replace with non-Schily ware. :-(
>Unfortunately I don't have access to the build machine to investigate
>I'm setting the severity to serious as we can't release without a
>working powerpc CD build and this seems analogous to a FTBS bug. Feel
>free to downgrade if you disagree.
I'll mark it as important for now as it's gone away... :-)
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
"...In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user'
as meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver." -- Daniel Pead