[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#675563: chromium: builds against embedded binary binutils-gold that does not include source

shawn shawn at jengr.tk
Sat Jun 2 06:15:31 UTC 2012

Package: chromium
Version: 20.0.1132.21~r139451-1
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.1

This package builds against a embedded binary (compiled) ld.gold linker. Not only does this break builds
against architectures that are not i386 or amd64, but this is, from my understandings, a severe violation of
debian policy. Version 18 of this package successfully builds against Debian's ld.bfd, making this also a

Also, with this version of the package, the only version available in the archive is the uploaders .deb
no other architectures have been successfully built. Which is not a good sign.

While I would love to see chromium be part of Debian, it needs to play nice (which is admittedly hard for
this package).

This version of the package should be immediately removed from the archives until it can link against
the Debian-packaged linkers (either ld.bfd or ld.gold).

I noticed this while trying to get this package to build on armel. (I have gotten the version 18 package
to build on armel, however the build package now has unaligned memory access problems which are troublesome)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (101, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: armel (armv5tel)

Kernel: Linux 3.4.0-rc1-tomoyo-00001-g69b407e (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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