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Re: FTFBS in sarge

Hi Goswin,

Goswin von Brederlow (brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de) wrote on 09:21:50AM 05/09/04:
> Why not fix it yourself? Since you seem to use clisp I guess you are
> familiar with it?

I actually did try to fix the bug in clisp but I didn't succeed at it
because I didn't know enough about MIPS assembly in order to follow
through on it.  My requests on the debian-mips mailing lists all went

> Do you think it wise to exclude packages from an arch just because it
> has some bug? If the maintainer can't be bothered to fix a bug the
> package should not enter testing. Excluding an arch just works around
> semi orphaned packages.

Just in case you didn't get it, the problem is not even in *my* package.

The clisp package at some point built the FFI module for mips, which let
my mcvs package be built and propagated into testing. Then the clisp
maintainer turned off building the FFI module for certain architectures
(including mips), making it impossible for mcvs to build successfully for
those architectures from that point on. I agree with you that the *clisp*
package w/o FFI on some architectures shouldn't have made it into testing
but it did, and that's how things stand now.

- robin

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2004/05/msg00141.html

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