[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#536676: plink: FTBFS on MIPS.

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Tue Jul 14 06:21:52 UTC 2009

Le Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 08:01:34AM +0200, Luk Claes a écrit :
> Charles Plessy wrote:
> > 
> > How about trying to separate the issues of having a bug in GCC and having a
> > package that does not build on MIPS? I noticed that the package is built with
> > -O3, which probably unnecessary. Can somebody try to build plink with -O2 on
> > MIPS to see if it escapes the bug? The following patch in debian/rules would to
> > the job: 
> You do know that you can try this yourself on mahler.d.o, right?

Sure, but since plink seems to be fine on other architectures, this bug seems
more relevant to MIPS than to plink. I do not think that anybody on Earth is
interested to use plink on MIPS. So if it helped you to find a MIPS-relevant
bug, I am happy, but if you (the MIPS porters) are not interested in solving
it, I would rather not distribute this package on MIPS than accept the
responsibility for managing a GCC bug, which is completely outside my field of

Said differently, if this bug is zero fun for everybody let's find a solution
that allow us to focus on what we care the most.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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