[Pkg-octave-devel] dynare 4.1.0-1 build problems

Sébastien Villemot sebastien.villemot at ens.fr
Tue Feb 9 10:09:28 UTC 2010

Le lundi 08 février 2010 à 22:23 +0100, Thomas Weber a écrit :
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 05:51:34PM +0100, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
> > The latest dynare 4.1.0-1 package FTBFS on several architectures [1].
> > 
> > On most archs (alpha, armel, hppa, mipsel), the problem is that a
> > particular test program takes too long without printing anything,
> > therefore the buildd thinks the build is stalled: the fix is probably to
> > remove the problematic test, which is relatively unimportant.
> Can you commit some code/patch that disables the test for now? I'd like
> to try another upload, which might work on sparc.

What do you have in mind for sparc?

After discussion with debian-sparc people, I realized that the problem
most certainly comes from an unaligned memory access. And indeed at some
place in the code which creates the problem, we explicitly use
structures with padding disabled.

So I have prepared a patched version of the package (not yet pushed to
git repo) which disables the problematic test and which also disables
this potential source of unaligned memory access. I am going to ask
debian-sparc people to try a build of the package.

Should I upload my changes to our git repo?


Sébastien Villemot

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