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

Hi Dirk,

Yes, if you want to release -6 into unstable with these makefile
changes, I am OK with that.



On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> > 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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