Re: Please change this bug to libsdl1.2debian
I'm a sys-admin. That means I'm expert in different things than a
developer would be. So I hope you understand when I say that this
description is a bit sketchy from my point of view. (-;
I understand that "under debian unstable" means I have to install Sid
on the G3. Simple sys-admin stuff. I can do that.
I understand that "Install a SDL app" means I have to find a SDL app
(got a suggestion? I don't even know what SDL stands for...) then use
"aptitude install" on it. If there are configuration options that
need specifying, I'll need help on that.
"Confirm that it crashes" means that I have to run it. I'll probably
need help on that -- or at least a pointer to a man page I can read.
Similarly, I'll need to install Sid on a G4 -- no problem there.
Downloading the debian source for libsdl1.2 using "apt-get source" is
something I can probably find documentation for on my own, but a
pointer would be helpful.
Applying the patch using dpkg-buildpackage is deep developer magic.
I'll need instructions for that.
Using "script" or similar tools is second-nature to a sys-admin. No
Install the newly built package on the G4 and the G3 is, I assume,
just a matter of "dpkg -i", so I should be able to handle that, unless
there are configuration options I need information on -- see above re:
"Run it to confirm whether the crash is fixed" should be just like
"confirm that it crashes" above. Should be no problem if we get this
Would it be helpful if I set up an account for you on the machines
after I've installed Sid on them?
On Apr 4, 2010, at 6:20 AM, peter green wrote:
Rick Thomas wrote:
On the G3 install a SDL app under debian unstable and confirm it
crashes as described in the bug report.
On the G4 under debian unstable download the debian source for
libsdl1.2 (using apt-get source), apply the patch I attatched to my
previous mail and build the packages ( with dpkg-buildpackage ),
please use a tool like "script" to log the output of the build so
that if things fail we can investigate further.
Install the packages built on the G4 on the G3 and confirm whether
the crash is fixed.
I own both G3's and G4's running Debian Stable. I can take them
down for limited periods (a day or so) to run other versions of
If someone who knows what he/she's doing can walk me through the
steps (I'm an experienced system admin. But I'm not a developer.)
I'm willing to do whatever needs to be done to get this bug fixed.
Let me know where to begin...