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Bug#560058: [buildd-tools-devel] Bug#560058: quinn-diff: should support architecture wildcards

On Friday 05 February 2010 14:36:51 Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 07:52:09PM +0100, Philipp Kern wrote:
> > What's the command line you used?  And the input data would be helpful,
> > though. If you didn't pass an -A on the commandline to set the arch, that
> > could cause a NULL in package_architecture which propagates to NULL as
> > the second argument to in_arch_list.
> Ok, so it seems the early parse of Packages-arch-specific broke the arch
> autodetection code.  Thanks, the bug is clear to me now and can be work
>  around by passing --architecture= to quinn-diff.
> Kind regards,
> Philipp Kern

I used,
$quinn-diff/src/quinn-diff -a Packages-arch-specific -p Packages-amd64 -s Sources

The Packages and Sources files are current files grabbed from the Debian archive 
for Debian sid main. The Packages-arch-specific was grabbed from 

This is from a local build, build using './configure && make CFLAGS="-g -O0"'.

Note, that current quinn-diff in Debian sid does not segfault with the same 


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