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Re: gb: ghostscript_9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u7


On 24/08/2020 07:42, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 02:08:44PM +0200, Sylvain Beucler wrote:
>> Hello,
>> ghostscript failed to build on armhf for stretch-security:
>> https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch.php?pkg=ghostscript&arch=armhf&ver=9.26a%7Edfsg-0%2Bdeb9u7&stamp=1597941103&raw=0
>> "./soobj/dxmainc.o: file not recognized: File truncated"
> This is a typical parallel building bug, something is reading dxmainc.o 
> while something else hasn't yet finished writing it. There is a 
> dependency between these two missing somewhere in some Makefile.
> In buster this is workarounded with
> https://sources.debian.org/src/ghostscript/9.52.1%7Edfsg-1/debian/rules/#L33-L36

Thanks for the info.

I didn't think of a parallel error, and was too biased on blaming armhf
(including when searching other occurrences of this error).

>> I cannot find an explanation for this error, and the package builds
>> fine on porterbox abel.debian.org (see
>> ~beuc/ghostscript_9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u7_armhf.build), so I suppose a
>> transient buildd failure occurred.
>> ...
> Race conditions are rarely always reproducible.

This statement sounds condescending and somewhat ruins what was a nice
e-mail so far :/


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