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Re: Bug#266837: rpvm_0.6.2-1_hppa: FTBFS: relocation R_PARISC_DPREL21L can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC

sgunderson@bigfoot.com (Steinar H. Gunderson) writes:

> 2004-08-19 11:38: #266837 gets filed as a serious bug against rpvm.

The flaw here is that if rpvm has never built for hppa before, this bug should
have been filed as 'important' and not 'serious'!  A little playing with 
madison and ls on merkel suggests that rpvm exists for source+i386+arm only.

Standard operating procedure has been that a package that fails to build from 
source on an architecture it has never built for before is *not* RC, while a 
package the regresses from being able to build on an architecture to not being 
able to build on that architecture is RC.  This dates from before the woody 
release, and it makes as much sense to me today as ever.

So, my take is:

    - #266837 should not have been reassigned.  It should remain open against
      rpvm at priority important until the package succesfully builds on the
      rest of Debian's architectures.

    - #266762 et al remain open at whatever priority the pvm maintainer wants,
      wishlist is certainly within their rights.

Seems obvious to me.  

End of dispute?


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