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Re: Any problems with mips/mipsel?

Oleksandr Moskalenko <malex@debian.org> writes:

> * Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org> [2007-07-05 13:01:36 +0200]:
>> You should check http://buildd.debian.org/<pkg> which will tell you that
>> both attempted to build your package but failed. Looks like a toolchain
>> issue to me. You could ask on <arch>@buildd.debian.org to retry the
>> package. Or you could try to find out first if the issue is fixed,
>> that might be easily possible or not.
> So, what can a developer do when builds for a package consistently fail on
> mips/mipsel? Buildd logs are not very helpful in this case since they just
> show uninformative assembler failure messages. I also made several unanswered
> requests to debian-admin@lists.debian.org for build-depends installation on
> any developer accessible mips/mipsel machine to try looking at the build to
> figure out the problem.
> I'm not sure what the next step to take would be.
> Alex.

Buy a Linksys router and use a chroot on nbd or nfs to build.

Have you asked on debian-mips for anyone to trace the problem? Most
maintainers won't be able to track gcc/binutils bugs.


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