On 01/09/2017 02:13 PM, James Cowgill wrote: > Hi, > > On 09/01/17 10:51, Julien Cristau wrote: >> On 01/08/2017 11:40 PM, Matthias Klose wrote: >>> On 08.01.2017 14:29, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote: >>>> Matthias: this bug is stopping a lot of packages from migrating and in >>>> doing >>>> so near the freeze is hurting many teams (and their users!) like the >>>> Qt/KDE >>>> one, so I'm planning to NMU it to the last working version. >>>> >>>> Do we know which was the last version to properly work on mips*? Is there >>>> any >>>> drawback in going back to that version? >>>> >>>> Of course if you have a better course of action suitable for a fast fix, >>>> I'll >>>> be glad to read it. >>> >>> Please don't. I'm fine to apply work arounds for port architectures, but >>> not >>> for release architectures (I didn't decide on this status). The binutils >>> update >>> plan was announced last June , and I plan to stick to it. At least one >>> of >>> the mips toolchain maintainers (out of the five who committed to in the >>> architecture qualification process) seems to address RC issues, and >>> according to >>> the upstream issue, there's work in progress. >>> >> Work in progress is not enough. This has been filed almost two months >> ago, and keeping an RC issue in the toolchain open for this long right >> around freeze time is irresponsible on your part, so please don't block >> others fixing it if you don't want to apply a workaround yourself. (I'm >> also disappointed that none of the mips porters saw fit to get this >> fixed in sid sooner.) > > As a MIPS porter, I'm not really sure what more I could have done about > this bug. I provided a patch in November and it still hasn't been fixed > in Debian. I do not control upstream binutils and cannot make them > commit anything. Occasionally I've been pinging Maciej, but nothing has > happened (though he cannot be blamed for the situation Debian finds > itself in). What was I supposed to do? > Either convince Matthias to apply a fix to Debian's binutils package, or NMU it.
Cheers, Julien -- http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-kde-talk