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Bug#607927: powerpc squeeze CD image fails

severity 607927 important

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 03:08:44PM +0100, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
>Package: debian-cd
>Severity: serious

Hi Gaudenz,

>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
>this myself.
>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.                                steve@einval.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

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