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Re: Bug#593141: Bug#653582: ruby-hpricot: FTBFS on ia64: ruby crashes while running tests

On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 09:51:28PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 16/01/12 at 21:20 +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > ruby1.9.1 is known to be broken on ia64 (see #593141). It currently
> > builds only because the test suite is disabled on that architecture, but
> > the fact that other Ruby packages fail to build on ia64 doesn't surprise
> > me.
> > 
> > Dear release team, at some point before the wheezy release, we need to
> > decide what to do with Ruby 1.9.X on ia64. It has been broken for
> > months, and hasn't seen any activity in Debian (#539141) or upstream
> > (http://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/5246).
> > 
> > I think that removing it (with all its rev-depends) makes more sense
> > than shipping a known-broken Ruby.
> Dear RT,
> If you prefer the option of shipping a known-broken ruby1.9.3 (on ia64),
> maybe it would be better to tag this bug wheezy-ignore now?

Given that ia64 will be no longer be a release arch after Wheezy and that
this problem is even present in Squeeze, this seems sensible?


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