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Re: Bug#153948: Need help with afio on powerpc

> 6) I agree completely with Stephen's conclusions that there may be
>    more endianness bugs lurking, so in the short term, I recommend to
>    Dirk that any afio release on debian that pretends to be stable
>    should omit the -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE options
>    in the powerpc builds so as to avoid any endianness bugs.

Very good suggestion. We actually do not pretend to be stable right now 
as we just released, but I will back that out.

I'll just carry the make(1) code I use in debian/rules into your upstream
Makefile to have an if/else branch on the build arch and will omit these
two switches in -6.

With that change, I will release -6 into Debian "unstable".  I added code to
debian/rules to write, and verify, a simple afio archive from the afio sources.
All 11 build arches will run this, that should give us a pointer as to whether
these compile-time options cause trouble on any other architecture.
> 8) HOWEVER some parts of this patch I do not want to fold into the
>    main afio tree, in particular I do not want to have any assumption

Just do double-check -- you're ok with releasing it into Debian unstable?

Bye, Dirk

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