[pkg-firebird-general] Bug#874517: firebird3.0 FTCBFS: lots of issues in configure.ac

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Wed Sep 6 19:19:11 UTC 2017

Source: firebird3.0
Tags: patch upstream
User: helmutg at debian.org
Usertags: rebootstrap

firebird3.0 fails to cross build from source, because configure.ac has a
lot of issues. It confuses "build" and "host" and uses AC_RUN_IFELSE in
a number of places. The attached patch addresses and explains these
issues in detail.

debian/rules also confuses build and host when determining whether to
pass --enable-raw-devices. It should be querying DEB_HOST_ARCH_OS here.

After fixing these issues, a cross build of firebird3.0 gets a lot
further and finally fails executing "lockfile". That's a program from
procmail, which is (implicitly) marked Multi-Arch: no. Presumably
procmail needs to become Multi-Arch: foreign or firebird3.0 needs to
stop using procmail for file locking.

Please consider applying the attached patch nonetheless.

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