On 29 January 2017 at 03:25, Sascha Steinbiss <sa...@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have noticed that the ppc64 build for a Go package I co-maintain failed
> [1] with the following error message:
> […]
> go build github.com/google/stenographer/blockfile: no buildable Go source
> files in /<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/obj-powerpc64-linux-gnu/src/github
> .com/google/stenographer/blockfile
> […]
> while all other supported archs are unaffected and build fine [2]. Any
> ideas? I can reproduce the issue on pizzetti.debian.org.
> The only thing that struck me as out of the ordinary is that the package
> in question uses C components and the ppc64 build seems to be missing
> support for cgo. At least /usr/lib/go-1.7/pkg/linux_ppc64/runtime/cgo.a
> seems to be missing? (Maybe I’m way off here…)

I think you're right.

> If that is indeed the problem I’d be happy to remove ppc64 from the list
> of supported archs.

Sounds sensible to me. FWIW, I think the ppc64 port is basically dead
upstream, so if you don't care about it, I don't think anyone else will
very much...

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