Bug#592768: clisp install failure is a powerpc64 only problem?

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Jan 18 11:04:10 UTC 2011

user release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
usertag 592768 squeeze-can-defer
tag 592768 squeeze-ignore

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 07:55:40 -0400, David Bremner wrote:

> Hi; 
> It seems like the install problems for clisp might only be happening on
> powerpc64. There are several reports of installation success on powerpc,
> and I verified myself on qemu-system-powerpc.
> Debian does not have any powerpc64 porterbox, so this is difficult for me
> to test. 
> I'm not sure what this means from the point of view of Squeeze
> release. It does seem a bit odd to pull clisp from the release based on
> bugs which we cannot duplicate on Debian machines.  On the other hand,
> officially there is no separate "powerpc64" architecture, and having
> only 32 bit supported is hardly desirable.
> Of course, if someone can duplicate the bug running a 32-bit kernel that
> changes things.  I still think we probably need a powerpc64 porterbox if
> powerpc is going to continue as a release architecture post squeeze.
Deferring for squeeze.  We can include a fix in a point release.

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