severity 204844 serious

On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 10:59:55AM -0700, Grant Grundler wrote:
> Package: xlibs
> Version: 4.2.1-6
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable

Not for every architecture, just HPPA, so this bug is "serious" rather
than "grave".  Still release-critical IMO, though.

> has been broken for hppa for quite some time.
> Rebuilding with gcc 3.3.x "fixes" the problem.
> First email on the topic at:

Thanks for this information.

> Error message is "Unresolved inheritance operation" with gv, xdvi,
> xpdf, xkeycaps, et al.
> I was hoping for one of two results:
> o promote xlibs-4.2.1-9/unstable to "testing"
>   (assumes -9 is built with gcc 3.3.1)
> o bin upload the entire xfree86 4.2.1-6 for hppa built with gcc 3.3.1
> I hadn't filed a bug report before thinking in a month or so a new
> xfree86 would get uploaded and promoted to testing. Hasn't happened
> yet (4 monthes later).

GCC 3.3 has caused a variety of problems for XFree86 4.2.1.  Hopefully
the last of these will be resolved with 4.2.1-10, currently in

You can monitor the progress of Debian XFree86 development by
subscribing to the debian-x mailing list; the package is team-maintained
through a Subversion repository, and commits are posted to the list.

> This bug is producible on B180, C3000, 32 and 64-bit kernels.
> Most recently, James Bottomley (linux-scsi maintainer) ran into
> this when preparing a B180 for HP World to use to present his talk.
> He rebuilt xfree86-4.2.1-9 and installed the xlibs*hppa.deb with success.

I hereby authorize a binary-only NMU of xfree86 4.2.1-6 for the hppa
architecture to be uploaded directly to testing.  I *believe* this can
be done by specifying "testing" instead of "unstable" as the target
distribution in the changelog entry.  (The binary-only NMU should be
versioned 4.2.1-6.0.1).  However, you may want to consult the Debian
Release Manager, Anthony Towns <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, for the exact procedure
he'd like you to follow.

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