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Re: Bug#833574: monotone: FTBFS on powerpc (test suite failure)

Control: found 833574 1.1-4
Control: fixed 833574 1.1-7

On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:39:41PM +0200, Markus Wanner wrote:
> On 08/06/2016 10:59 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > the latest monotone security upload failed to build on powerpc with an
> > error in the test suite, see the build log at
> > https://people.debian.org/~carnil/buildd-logs/monotone/monotone_1.1-4+deb8u1_powerpc-20160510-1643.gz
> This seems related to #797386, which I fixed in 1.1-7 by adjusting the
> test. See patch 51-sigpipe-test.diff.
> I'm certain this is irrelevant from a security perspective, as the
> binaries remain the same with or without the patch. However, I'm not
> sure how to proceed with this bug, either.

A testcase that fails sometimes is not good.

This is a testcase-only fix that is already in unstable,
that fixes sporadic build failures.

I would suggest to upload 1.1-4+deb8u2 (created on top of 1.1-4+deb8u1) 
with 51-sigpipe-test.diff added to jessie, but Julien (or any other SRM) 
should confirm that.

> Kind Regards
> Markus Wanner



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