On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at 01:31:08 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote: > powerpc64 (pizzetti) gets the same test failures as s390x (zelenka), > suggesting that they are something that happens on big-endian 64-bit. > hppa doesn't seem to have a porterbox and sparc64's (notker) was > unresponsive, so I can't confirm that theory. > > powerpc (partch) only gets one of those failures.
I've committed changes to pkg-gnome git to make these failures non-fatal, and will downgrade the severity of the bugs to non-RC when those changes have been released. Please see #878285, #878286 for details of the test failures. These test failures clearly indicate at least one bug, but it isn't clear what the severity of that bug is: it could be anything from minor (if trivial functionality is broken) to RC (if mozjs52 is basically unusable on the relevant architecture). Any testing and patches that users of these ports can provide would be appreciated. If the bug(s) isn't/aren't fixed, mozjs52 will either remain available with known test failures if it does basically work, or have its old binaries removed from the affected architectures (with the test failures becoming a FTBFS) if feedback indicates that the test failures are evidence of RC bugs. mozjs52 is used by current versions of gjs, so architecture-specific removal of mozjs52 would also require architecture-specific removal of gnome-shell, gnome-maps, polari etc., which would in turn make the GNOME task and metapackages uninstallable on the affected architecture. Thanks, smcv