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I really liked doing stuff like Zack’s RCBW in the past, but nowadays I’m busy with some buildds, reporting RC bugs because some maintainers don’t test their uploads, as well as posting patches to fix FTBFS on GNU/kFreeBSD.
But from time to time, it’s also fun to close RC bugs. Here’s a new
concept (that I probably won’t reproduce as regularly as Zack and his
RCBN for Release-Critical Bugs of the Night.
Those are now closed:
postman: FTBFS: cgi-lib.c:238: error: conflicting types for 'getline'
regina-normal: FTBFS: problem linking with boost
jconv: Build-Depends on libc6-dev (>= 2.7)
kflickr: FTBFS: '.libs/libkflickrpart.so': No such file or directory
jconv_0.8.1-1(ia64/unstable): FTBFS: build-depnds libc6-dev
orpie: FTBFS: (.data+0x2c0): undefined reference to 'ml_gsl_vector_float_minmaxindex'
libkarma - FTBFS: /usr/bin/csc: Command not found
Many thanks to Peter Green, to Ruben Molina, and to Ilya Barygin for their patches. Special thanks to Richard Darst for orpie’s patches: he even managed to get rid of embedded code copies while addressing the FTBFS. Nice!
Unfortunately, in the same time, I had to open some FTBFS/RC bugs:
java3d: FTBFS on non-Linux ports
java3d: FTBFS on armel: install: cannot stat 'j3d-core/build/default/…'
java3d: FTBFS on hppa: java compilation issues
evolution-dev: Might be missing a Depends on libgtkhtml*-dev
ktoon: FTBFS with current ffmpeg
libfvm-dev: *LOTS* of undefined references
So, what’s next? Get back to work!
While rebuilding packages FTBFS'ing with gcc-4.3, I stumbled upon various quality/sanity levels for code & build systems: from very clean to not-so-nice, dirty, and even scary.
Fortunately, upstreams are sometimes funny and want to make us smile. This one succeeded.
That one is clanlib, Debian bug #454818.
Introductory reading for GCC 4.3: Porting to the New Tools.
Please fix your bugs, prepare NMUs and so on, instead of just trolling like/with a bird.
More RC bugfixes?
And some additional bugs:
As part of NM, we have to close some RC bugs. Today I had a look at: