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Re: Bug#724469: FTBFS on all big-endian architectures

On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 11:53:23AM +0100, intrigeri wrote:
> intrigeri wrote (20 Jan 2014 17:58:03 GMT) :
> >> https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=89552
> > Sure. Debian porters, I'll let you subscribe to the RT ticket, and
> > hopefully take care of this porting problem.
> I'd like to see this RC bug fixed eventually, and I still hope this
> can be done without dropping support for too many architectures in
> this package.
> AFAICT the latest patch proposed by upstream on February 9 [1] has
> been tested on mips only. My understanding is that upstream has been
> waiting for more test results since then. Can anyone please test this
> on other big-endian architectures?
> It would good if we could at least fix this for the 32-bit ones.
> [1] https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Attachment/1324475/702426/0001-Fix-return-value-handling-on-big-endian-architecture.patch

Patch works for powerpc and someone else already reported it working
for powerpcspe.

As expected it does NOT work on ppc64.  I am not currently awake enough
to try and figure out why.

Since mips was already tested with the patch originally, that probably
just leaves sparc and s390 to test (I can't tell if s390 tested it or not,
only that s390x does not work yet due to being 64bit).

Len Sorensen

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