Bug#357326: Intend to NMU gs-gpl to fix #357326.
Followup-For: Bug #357326
As Roger already stated, this bug is a regression in the Debian package
because patch 10_powerpc_crash_fix was backed out in 8.50-1. Upstream
discusses the problem in
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=687643, but opted not to fix
it for 8.50 because the patch arrived shortly before the release and was
deemed 'too scary'. I'd expect an upstream fix in one of the next
releases, but for now the Debian patch is still required to keep ppc
As this bug has been causing build failures for several packages on ppc
already, I'd like to see it fixed as soon as possible and have therefore
prepared an NMU of gs-gpl (full diff attached). Please let me know if
you disapprove. Otherwise, I intend to upload the NMU tomorrow.
diff -u gs-gpl-8.50/debian/patches/00list gs-gpl-8.50/debian/patches/00list
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
diff -u gs-gpl-8.50/debian/changelog gs-gpl-8.50/debian/changelog
@@ -1,3 +1,12 @@
+gs-gpl (8.50-1.1) unstable; urgency=high
+ * Non-maintainer upload.
+ * debian/patches/00list: Re-enable patch 10_powerpc_crash_fix; upstream
+ delayed to fix after the 8.50 release. Cures segfaults on ppc (again).
+ Thanks to Roger Leigh for testing. Closes: #357326
+ -- Daniel Kobras <email@example.com> Wed, 29 Mar 2006 14:22:21 +0200
gs-gpl (8.50-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Works done at Codefest in Malaysia 2006.