Bug#320515: BITS_PER_LONG used unconditionally but defined only if __KERNEL__ is defined
* GOTO Masanori [Tue, 02 Aug 2005 00:12:49 +0900]:
> At Mon, 1 Aug 2005 14:24:19 +0200,
> Adeodato Sims wrote:
> > > This bug also affects xorg-x11, which FTBFS with current l-k-h as some input
> > > drivers #include <linux/joystick.h>
> > Hello,
> > Please consider prioritizing this bug, since we can't get a first
> > build of xorg-x11 on SPARC until it gets fixed (previously we were
> > bitten by #318979). I'm bumping the severity to serious with the
> > approval of the Release Team.
> Before applying a patch, I would like to hear why this bug affects
> only sparc?
No, it's not sparc-specific. What I meant is that, from a release
management point of view, it is preventing xorg-x11 from being a
candidate for testing, since (for different reasons over time, one of
them being the mentioned #318979) there has not been a successful
build of the package in SPARC yet. And this is blocking other packages
from doing their C++ ABI transition as well.
So, the bug is serious because it breaks compilation of other
packages, and the release team would wish (I believe) a quick solution
for the reason explained in the previous paragraph.
> Looking at the following build log, I found linux-kernel-headers
> 220.127.116.11-1 was used. This means the bug #318979 is not related with
> xorg-x11 FTBFS, I think. If so, bumping up the severity of this bug
> is clearly wrong.
Again, sorry if my words were not clear enough. I was not talking
about an already existing FTBFS on sparc, but about a _future_ one,
when xorg-x11 would be retried in that arch with l-k-h 2.6.13+0rc3-1
(as you say, last time it was tried with still 18.104.22.168-1). But Eugene
Konev has stated that such retry _would_ fail, and I've asked the
X.org packagers for confirmation.
> In addition, to fix the problem, please increase xorg-x11's lkh
> Build-Depends version.
xorg-x11 does not build-depend on l-k-h, though the packagers may wish
to update their build-conflicts.
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