hi xdelta is affected by bug 147187 this is Steve Langasek analysis: "the problem was that the xdelta file format includes information telling xdelta how much memory it needs to allocate in order to read in the patch structure -- and when allocating space for objects that include pointers, this is obviously going to differ between 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. " this bug's severity was debated a lot; in the end , it was decide to downgrade it fast forward to today: since I would need to use xdelta across 32bit and 64bit archs (see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=147187;msg=53 ) I found a patch that should solve the problem; this patch is used in RedHat version of the package. So the question to d-release team (and to the mantainer) is: should/could I NMU a new version with this patch applied? Also, how much time is left before Etch is released? I may actually spend some time testing this patch (I now have access to a amd64). a.
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