[Pkg-xmpp-devel] Bug#574165: gsasl FTBFS on mips(el)

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Wed Mar 17 07:12:26 UTC 2010

peter green <plugwash at p10link.net> writes:

> package: gsasl
> severity: serious
> x-debbugs-cc: debian-mips at lists.debian.org
> Gsasl failed to build on the mips and mipsel buildds with the error
> "/usr/bin/ld: non-dynamic relocations refer to dynamic symbol
> getdelim@@GLIBC_2.0". I can also reproduce the issue locally using
> qemu-system-mips.
> Unfortunatley the error message is pretty useless as it doesn't tell
> me which of the items being linked contains the problem.
> As well as being a serious bug in itself this issue is also blocking
> migration of the fixes for two other rc bugs to testing.

The problem should be fixed with the 1.4.2 upload, however for
reference, the cause for the problem is this binutils bug:


In 1.4.2 we solved this in gsasl by disabling self tests on mips(el).
We'll re-enable them when the binutils bug has been fixed.


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