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Re: [mipsel] fakeroot woes on vaughan

On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 08:22:47PM -0600, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 06:08:59PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 07:47:36PM -0600, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> > > I am trying to build a package on vaughan, but am not getting very far.  Any
> > > ideas?

> > fakeroot is known to not work on mips or mipsel.  The autobuilders use
> > sudo instead of fakeroot as the root command during package builds.

> > For testing purposes on these architectures (since you don't have root
> > privileges on vaughan), you'll need to drop the dh_testroot command from
> > your debian/rules.

> Actually, I need to build the whole package as the lack of it is holding up
> quantlib (and related packages) for testing.

Sorry, official package builds for mips/mipsel require real root access for
the above reason.

> It has been timing out on mipsel; the autobuilder supposedly has too short a
> fuse.  Quantlib does some fancy c++ and that takes some time.  It used to
> build reliably, but the last few releases failed on mipsel. And only on
> mipsel.

Please email mipsel@buildd.debian.org an ask for the timeout to be raised.
You could ask someone with a mipsel machine to do a manual build, but this
would not help us if we needed to do security updates for the package in

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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