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Re: Please test new SILO

Jurij Smakov wrote:

One of the problems sparc32 is facing for etch is the build-dependency of silo on gcc-2.95. Currently gcc-2.95 has an RC bug, which causes its build failure; furthermore silo is the only package which still build-depends on gcc-2.95. So, there are plenty or reasons to try building silo with newer compilers.

It turned out that silo builds fine with gcc-4.1, it also works fine on sparc64. The problem is that it hangs/breaks on sparc32. Eventually, the problem was tracked down (thanks to Steve Langasek and Lars Wirzenius for advice), and an experimental new silo package is now available. I would appreciate if you could test this new package, to make sure that there are no regressions. As usual, when fiddling with silo, there is a rather big probability that you'll end up with an unbootable machine, so be prepared for it :-).

The binary package and a patch is available at


Tested on sparc32 (SparcStation 4) and it works fine.


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