[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#826300: Share knowledge on fpc and powerpc issue

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Wed Aug 24 19:26:14 UTC 2016

Hi Gianfranco,

On 24-08-16 14:38, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> Interesting findings:
> fpcmkcfg-2.6.4 is *not* failing in neither Jessie, nor Sid.

Good finding, but I miss the words "on powerpc" ;) .

> for this, I copied the file from 2.6.4 over the one from 3.0.0, and I did a rebuild.
> the resulting fpcmkcfg-3.0.0 runs correctly on Stretch, so with the new glib.
> Something in the code broke glib, even if I don't know what.

That file is not extremely big and the change is not incredibly large.
We should be able to nail this down for the FTBFS. Still, the issue may
be outside this file as multiple functions moved from this file to
fpmkunit.pp (without much change).

I tried to read through the code, and the weird thing is that all the
processing seems to be already done. The config file seems to be
complete at the place where it segfaults. And all the writing code
hasn't changed AFAICT. Reading the code is hinting at the idea of
Alexander that it is an issue in _IO_wsetb in glibc on powerpc. However,
the solution of reverting really hints in the other direction. I don't
have the feeling I came closer to the solution.


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