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Re: libcifpp, libpdb-redo, density-fitness

Hi Maarten,

On 2021-01-04 12:14, Maarten L. Hekkelman wrote:
> I noticed that libpdb-redo still fails to build on i386 and ppc64el.
> The reason for i386 is that the tolerance for floating comparison in the
> test code is too strict (i386 being 32bit has a different double outcome
> for some calculations). That is something I need to fix in the testing
> code.

I assume this is now fixed as per your most recent message in this
thread? If yes, just ping me to reupload libpdb-redo whenever you are ready.

> And ppc64el is still failing in libclipper/libccp4 reading MTZ files.
> The error indicates that the endianness is interpreted incorrectly. I
> would love to fix this (in clipper/ccp4), but I don't have access to a
> native ppc64el architecture. Should it be possible to test (debug) code
> for this architecture on a amd64 machine using some kind of
> virtualization? I did some attempts that failed but I'm asking myself if
> it is worth trying, if it should be possible at all?

AFAIU, this is fixed by your patch in #979314 (many thanks!).

For debugging/building packages on other architectures, Debian has a
PorterBox service [1], but I admit I do not know much about that. Even
not being a DD you could ask for guest account.

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/PorterBoxHowToUse


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