[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#928963: giveback for monkeysphere 0.43-3 on ppc64, s390x, and sparc64

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue May 14 15:36:39 BST 2019

Hi Debian buildd maintainers for our 64-bit big-endian platforms!

monkeysphere 0.43-3 FTBFS on ppc64, s390x, and sparc64.  I traced the
problem down to https://bugs.debian.org/928963 in GnuPG, which is now
fixed upstream (https://dev.gnupg.org/T4501) and patched in debian

This was a subtle bug in GnuPG's use of the GCrypt S-Expression
string-assembling printf-style interface.  On platforms where int and
size_t are the same size, or on little-endian platforms where size_t is
bigger than int, there was no problem.

However, ppc64, s390x, and sparc64 all are "weird" enough that this
subtle bug in GnuPG manifested itself there.

With that issue fixed, monkeysphere builds and tests fine on s390x (i've
tested directly on the porterbox zelenka.debian.org) and it should be
fine on the other platforms as well.  if you could poke your
architecture's build daemon to give back monkeysphere 0.43-3, that would
be great!

All the best,

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