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Bug#252527: loadlin: FTBFS amd64: missing architecture

Stephen Quinney <stephen@jadevine.org.uk> writes:

> On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 00:07:47 +0000 Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Package: loadlin
>> Version: 1.6c-0.4
>> Severity: important
>> Justification: fails to build from source
>> Please add amd64 to the Architecture list.
> I am currently working on clearing up some of important and serious
> bugs that are filed against packages that have the Debian QA Group as
> their maintainer.
> I am happy to upload a new package for loadlin with amd64 in the
> Architecture list if you can guarantee that it will actually work on
> amd64. Although I can test builds of loadlin on amd64 I don't have
> immediate access to a machine to test actual running of the software.
> Stephen Quinney

All I can say is that nobody has complained about it not working but I
couldn't say if anyone has actualy tried it. But I see no reason why
loadlin should fail where syslinux and isolinux and similar all work.

Loadlin still builds the normal 16bit binary even on amd64 and the
result should be bit identical to i386 (unless it has some timestamp).

Please also consider that policy says packages have to build on all
possible archs. After sarge this bug will be RC while a possible
broken loadlin would only be a normal bug. And without a loadlin
package the chance of someone actualy testing it decreases


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