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Re: Bug#731806: debian-installer: FTBFS on sparc: genisoimage errors

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 4:20 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> https://wiki.debian.org/PortsSparc
> Started a catagory of major bugs. Please place links and titles to
> the bug report in this list so we can better track the status and
> reference the problems quickly.

The underlying upstream issue of this bug in glibc seems to have been
fixed [1], so I assume we could actually close this bug. If someone
has an idea how to quickly verify the fix, please let me know.

Hi Adrian,

I submitted the bug report. Reproducing (or testing it) is trivial and is described in the report I made. Below is code that you can copy into a *.c file, compile with gcc and run it.

/* test.c */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

int main() {
    char a[2] = { 1, 0 };
    char b[2] = { 0, 0 };
    printf("%d\n", strcmp(a,b));
compile as: gcc -O0 test.c

If the output is -1, the bug has been fixed. If the output is 0, then the bug is still present. 0 indicates the two strings are equal. Clearly they are not. :)


> One of my major problems with helping debian and the sparc port has
> been simply figuring out what is wrong. I have fixed a lot of
> problems upstream with KDE and alignment issues, and even have the
> nouveau driver working with some GeForces on sparc. It would be sad
> to see my plucky little sparc machines no longer get updates.

You might be happy to hear that we have started bringing sparc64
back to life in debian-ports and we're making very good progress
with almost 9000 packages being up-to-date.

Currently, there are no installer images available though. Thus,
you have to use debootstrap to install a base sparc64 system which
you can boot later.


> [1] https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16885

 .''`.  John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
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