[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#750593: xsltproc: bus error on some architectures

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Sun Jan 3 17:58:05 UTC 2016

On 01/03/2016 03:59 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Further research shows that it might actually be a glibc bug which
> occurred first with glibc_2.21. The problem never occurred with
> glibc_2.19.

Ok, more information: Downgrading libxml2 from 2.9.3+dfsg1-1 to
2.9.2+zdfsg1-4 fixes the issue. However, this isn't a bug in
libxml2 but is just triggered by the new libxml2 version because
it introduced support for lzma which is actually what triggers the
glibc bug.

Currently working on a workaround which will either involve a patched
version of liblzma (with the compatibility hack disabled) or a patched
version of libxml2 for sparc64, uploaded to 'unreleased'.


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