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
Bdale Garbee writes ("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"):
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Jackson) writes:
> > 16. If the rpvm maintainer is of the opinion that there is no change
> > needed to rpvm to fix the problem - ie, that the problem will be
> > fixed automatically when the missing library is provided by pvm -
> > then the rpvm maintainer may, if they wish, close their bug or
> > merge it with the pvm bug.
> I disagree with this point. The bug should remain open and unmerged.
I don't have a strong opinion about this. Would you be happy if we
just left that paragraph out ?
> I would remind everyone involved that having a FTBFS bug open does not
> reflect poorly on the maintainer of the package in cases like this, as long
> as suitable explaining text is part of the bug history.