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

David Daney ddaney at caviumnetworks.com
Tue Jul 14 15:40:48 UTC 2009

Charles Plessy wrote:
> 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
> competence.
> 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.

Can you file a bug report as per GCC bug reporting guidelines: 

We will try to fix it if it affects current GCC versions.

Especially helpful would be preprocessed source and the exact command 
line flags used.

David Daney

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