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Re: powerpc and s390: buildd environments screwed?

Albert Cahalan <acahalan@gmail.com> wrote:

>> > I don't really like the idea of bin-NMUing all those packages without
>> > understanding the cause. If it turns out to be a real bug somewhere that
>> > needs fixing, the whole bin-NMU dance will have to be done all over
>> > again.
>> Me neither, but I am not qualified to find out the cause.  Josselin
>> (libpng maintainer, again in the Cc) already said he had no idea either,
>> except toolchain changes on the affected arches.  Maybe Ryan has some
>> insight as buildd admin?
> The obvious assumption would be that we've gone through an
> unintended ABI change. That's very bad. Oh well. It happened.
> Let's put it behind us. Life goes on.
> Not that the cause wouldn't be interesting of course.

More than interesting: If it wasn't an unintended ABI change, as
Josselin asserted, then what else was it?  Will that "else" occur again?
How can it be prevented?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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