Re: attention to bug 321435
On Sep 30, 2005, at 1:46 AM, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
Please see http://bugs.debian.org/321435.
This bug is that gs-gpl fails to work on s390. I recall just seeing
a principal s390 developers say he was no longer doing the Debian s390
port. I don't know what effect this has on the bug.
This bug is blocking a number of packages, at the very least, ifhp and
scummvm. Something needs to happen...
I'm not sure what.
I wrote to Gerhard Tonn indicating my willingness to be a maintainer
of last resort if no one more suitable for the s390 port stepped
forward, but I did not receive a reply and I do not know whether
someone else has been found. It's not clear to me that the buildd
maintainer's duties exactly are, or, critically, how much time per
week it takes.
I guess that the thing to do is to build gs-gpl with debugging turned
on, as well as scummvm, and try to find out in what function things
are rupturing. I'm going to hazard a guess that it's an assumption
about signed/unsigned characters, but that's purely a guess based on
what my gut feeling for most of the portability bugs I've seen on
s390 are about. I myself am not likely to have time to do this
before the middle of next week.