Il 30/11/2017 10:59, Jérémy Lal ha scritto:
> ...
>     Jérémy would you only remove the --shared-zlib ?
>     Since I have no access to any MIPS hardware, I am trying that on amd64, 
> on top of branch master-6.x, at least we'll see if it also breaks the build 
> there.
> 
>     Anyway is only that blocking nodejs 6 out of testing ?
>     Because if that's so, probably it could be OK to just skip the test and 
> postpone the investigation ... just add a TODO in the patch ?
> 
> No there's also a segfault #878674 which is not blocking right now,
> but might become again severe.
> Also #859297 the openssl 1.1 "migration" (a bad name since it requires
> heavy changes to nodejs core). On that front, hopefully nodejs 8 will fix it.
> So the goal is more or less upload nodejs 8 asap instead of coping with a
> sinking ship.
> 
> Jérémy
> 

OK so nodejs 6 while in unstable triggered the build failures on mips and 
mipsel and #878674

Testing is used by more people than unstable, so it's likely to trigger more 
trouble if it gets into testing.

On the other hand if testing were to go from nodejs 4 straight to 8 or 9 it 
would trigger yet more & all at once.
IMHO better have it introduced in degrees, so that we address the trouble from 
4 to 6 separately from that from 6 to 8/9.

So just send nodejs 6 into testing and let it rain cats & dogs (hey, it's 
called testing !).
Maybe while 6 is in testing we can move 8/9 to unstable.

In any case I agree that for buster, due to the openssl "migration" nodejs 6 is 
unacceptable.
BTW according to:
https://github.com/nodejs/Release#release-schedule
nodejs 8.x will still support OpenSSL-1.0.2.

In here ("Discussion: OpenSSL 1.1.0 planning"):
https://github.com/nodejs/node/issues/4270
it says "Taking this off the 8.0.0 milestone"
and in here ("Support both OpenSSL 1.1.0 and 1.0.2"):
https://github.com/nodejs/node/pull/16130
it says "The plan would be to land this in ~9.1.0 or thereabouts"

Back to the attempted build using embedded (latest) zlib, in fact deps/zlib is 
missing from master-6.x because it's removed by the repack.
I'll update you as soon as my attempts give some useful result.

Finally, I noticed that the zlib version embedded in nodejs has been 1.2.11 
from at least 4.8 up to current upstream master.
In sid we have zlib1g-dev 1.2.8.dfsg-5 and ubuntu has 1.2.11.dfsg-0ubuntu2.

So I just reported: https://bugs.debian.org/883180

Paolo

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