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Re: at least 260 packages broken on arm, powerpc and s390 due to wrong assumption on char signedness



On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 08:08:51PM +0100, Gerhard Tonn wrote:
> Hi,
> I had recently a runtime problem on s390 with a package that compiled fine. 
> After a while I figured out that it was caused by the fact that the package 
> owner assumes that a char is signed per default. This is _not_ true on
> 
> arm
> powerpc
> s390
> 
> Since in some cases this wrong assumption results in a warning 
> 
> comparison is always true due to limited range of data type  
> or
> comparison is always false due to limited range of data type

I maintain OpenSLP and also one of the upstream authors. I am looking at the
build logs now. Suprisingly, arm build logs doesn't seem to show any
compiler warnings though powerpc and s390 build logs do. Any idea why? In
any case, I'll fix the problems in the next upload.

Ganesan

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Ganesan R <rganesan@debian.org>



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