[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#494031: Bug#494031: Bug#494031: Bug#494031: paraview_3.2.3-2(sparc/unstable): FTBFS on sparc, bus error

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Tue Aug 26 12:31:02 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej at certik.cz> wrote:
> Hi,
> the problem on sparc is this:
> (sid)ondrej at titan:~/paraview-3.2.2/obj-sparc-linux-gnu/bin$ ./H5detect
> /* Generated automatically by H5detect -- do not edit */
> Bus error
> (sid)ondrej at titan:~/paraview-3.2.2/obj-sparc-linux-gnu/bin$
> So this should not happen. Now we need to debug this program to figure
> out what went wrong.

Ok, here is how to reproduce it on sparc with upstream hdf5-1.8.1:

$ wget ftp://ftp.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/current/src/hdf5-1.8.1.tar.gz
$ tar xzf hdf5-1.8.1.tar.gz
$ cd hdf5-1.8.1
$ ./configure
$ make
[wait a while, then it compiles H5detect and calls it and it fails]
$ cd src
$ ./H5detect
Bus error

So the problem is just getting hdf5 run on sparc. Looking at the
Debian package hdf5, it does't have any sparc specific patches.

Looking at the sparc buildlog for the hdf5 package, the H5detect works
just fine in it (search for it):


So we just need to use this (older) hdf5 in Debian from paraview and
it would solve all problems, because we will leave the portability of
hdf5 to the hdf5 guys. :)

Any volunteers to try to compile paraview with Debian hdf5, instead of
the one in Utilities/hdf5?

That would help a lot, since I am very busy with my thesis now.


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