[Aptitude-devel] Please giveback aptitude/0.8.6-1 on mips64el

YunQiang Su syq at debian.org
Tue Mar 7 05:55:43 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:47 AM, James Cowgill <jcowgill at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 06/03/17 20:23, Axel Beckert wrote:
>> Hi James,
>> James Cowgill wrote:
>>>> https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch.php?pkg=aptitude&arch=mips64el&ver=0.8.6-1&stamp=1488829841&raw=0
>>>>ackage tracker
> This package tracker is better than the old one on many aspects (easy to
> extend, more dynamic, responsive, packed with new features such as
> subscription management on the web, team subscriptions, etc.) but should
> you find some features that are lacking or some other problems, then
> please file bug reports against the tracker.debian.org pseudo-package.
> Also don't hesitate to help us by contributing patches for those issues.
> Not convinced? Go back to the old package tracking system.
>>>> Again some tool in the documentation tool chain segfaults on mips64el.
>>> Done.
>> Thanks for the prompt reaction!
>>> This bug in libxml2 is Loongson specific so it will only happen on
>>> some buildds.
>> Fits with our observation. Usually when the package is later build on
>> a different buildd, then it builds fine.
>> But I can't find any such bug on
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=libxml2
>> Do you know where I can find the according bug report?
> Sorry, I think I phrased that wrong - there may not be a bug in libxml2.
> It's been known for some time that the Loongsons have issues with
> certain newer MIPS instructions (as used on mips64el). I'm not sure if
> this bug has ever been fully investigated, but since it only happened on
> Loongson I think it was just written off as a hardware glitch.
> Yunqiang, did you ever look into it (only asking because you appear to
> be a maintainer of libxml2)?

I also don't think that it is a bug of libxml2.
Let me have it a try on newer Loongson machine: 3A 3000.

> Thanks,
> James

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