Bug#651934: How to debug seed FTBFS on sparc?

Michael Biebl email at michaelbiebl.de
Wed Feb 29 14:27:24 UTC 2012

tags 651934 + help

Hi Peter,

Am 26.02.2012 03:19, schrieb peter green:

> mmm, the webkit (webkit is the source package for libjavascriptcore)
> build log has a huge number of cast alignment warnings :( worse the file
> in which the error occoured is generated at webkit build time and is
> therefore not available in the webkit source package. I don't have the
> resources to build webkit on sparc in a reasonable time.
> Since testing an unstable have different versions of both seed and
> webkit. I decided the next thing to try was to build both testing's
> version of seed and unstable's versions of seed in both testing and
> unstable to try and narrow down which package caused the regression.
> However all four combinations failed with a bus error so it seems this
> regression happened before the version of webkit that is now in testing.

Could you try building seed 3.2 against the same version of webkit as 
seed 3.0 was built? According to [1], this should be 1.4.2-1 [2].

You can get those packages from snapshot.d.o [3].
This should help narrow down the problem.


Get:235 http://mirror-ubc.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main 
libwebkitgtk-3.0-common all 1.4.2-1 [782 kB]
Get:236 http://mirror-ubc.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main 
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 sparc 1.4.2-1 [6312 kB]
Get:237 http://mirror-ubc.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main 
libwebkitgtk-3.0-dev sparc 1.4.2-1 [163 kB]
[3] http://snapshot.debian.org/package/webkitgtk%2B/1.4.0-1/
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