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Re: after Debian update most apps crash - libffi issue?


On 9/26/21 14:36, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> I upgraded my iMac G5 to latest debian, including kernel 5.14 !
> The good thing is that the new kernel boots and X11 comes up.
> The bad news is lots of applications crash and they all have one thing in common, libffi.
> So e.g. a build of ArcticFox fails:
> multix@PPC970FX:~/code/Arctic-Fox$ ./mach build
> /usr/bin/which: this version of `which' is deprecated; use `command -v' in scripts instead.
> Illegal instruction

Did you verify that downgrading the libffi package fixes the problem?

If yes, you may file an upstream bug here [1]. The powerpc-related changes I can
see at first glance are these [2].


> [1] https://github.com/libffi/libffi
> [2] https://github.com/libffi/libffi/search?o=desc&q=powerpc&s=author-date&type=commits

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