[Pkg-pascal-devel] help with glibc & fp-compiler bug in Ubuntu

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Thu Jun 2 18:41:58 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Currently, fp-compiler is not installable on powerpc in Ubuntu¹. This is
due to an upgrade in glibc (version 2.23). Until now, nobody has figured
out why this is, or why a change in glibc would have such effects.

Does anybody here have a clue? Why is glibc needed during installation
of fp-compiler? What could go wrong and what is suspicious about powerpc

Note, Ubuntu is now stuck at 3.0.0+dfsg-2 as it can't build the next

In Debian we are not hit by this yet, but the next glibc is already in
experimental. I have no idea what the time line is for getting that into


¹ https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fpc/+bug/1562480

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