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

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Fri Jun 3 07:43:39 UTC 2016

Hi FPC core team,
Can you please help with the issue below?
On Thu, 2016-06-02 at 20:41 +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> 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
> architecture?
> Note, Ubuntu is now stuck at 3.0.0+dfsg-2 as it can't build the next
> version.
> 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
> unstable.
> Paul
> ¹ https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fpc/+bug/1562480
I think that FPC uses glibc under power PC. Thus it breaks with the new one.
We need here help from FPC core team.

Abou Al Montacir
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