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Re: Bug#945113: transition: hwloc

Paul Gevers, le jeu. 28 nov. 2019 10:12:57 +0100, a ecrit:
> On 28-11-2019 09:24, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > compile-examples     FAIL stderr: /usr/bin/ld: warning: libhwloc.so.5, needed by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librsb.so, may conflict with libhwloc.so.15
> so far I haven't
> figured out what we exactly want, let alone implement it.

Ok, I see.

> So, I don't think the situation is very bad at this moment. In this case
> the test doesn't fail by itself, the reason why the autopkgtest fails is
> due to a WARNING on stderr. The autopkgtest of librsb follows the
> default behavior of failing on output to strerr, which, in cases like
> this shows that could be the wrong setting for this package if the test
> is otherwise showing that the package works.

The package works only by luck, the warning does indicate that something
wrong is happening. I do think that in the case of hwloc it could very
well crash, because structures have changed between hwloc1 and hwloc2.

Personally I almost always leave the stderr check, because most often
they are a sign of something wrong happening, and we want to fix it
somewhere, even if it is harmless for the test at case.

Perhaps what we are lacking here is a button for the maintainer of the
migrating package and the maintainer of the failing package to be able
to say "never mind, this is fine", and/or another to say "please retry
this with all to-be-migrated packages". That could cover most of the
cases, without the debian-release team having to delve into them.


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