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Re: ia64 qualification for Wheezy

On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 02:33:13PM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>Hi Aníbal,
>Aníbal Monsalve Salazar wrote:
>>I'm happy to test a possible fix for #638068 on my ia64 machines.
>>Does someone have a hint about fixing it?
>Émeric seems to have had luck working around the problem by using
>busybox instead of klibc[1].
>Thorsten mentioned that some low-level voodoo will probably be
>needed before klibc is properly fixed[2]:
>| I've just put some 'write(2, "here1\n", 6)' style debugging
>| into klibc's libc_main.c and found out that shared binaries
>| seem to crash before reaching __libc_main there. And I cannot
>| debug an ELF interpreter with gdb, or at least I don't know
>| how. Would an IA64 expert please look at this? (Note the way
>| how klibc does shared binaries is... special.)
>For the short term, perhaps someone interested could take
>inspiration from Émeric's instructions and write a patch for
>initramfs-tools to disable use of klibc on ia64?

Jonathan, thank you for the pointers. I'll work on that.

>Hope that helps,
>[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-ia64/2012/04/msg00004.html
>[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-ia64/2012/05/msg00022.html

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