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Bug 480519 - gcl doesn't build on ppc64
Summary: gcl doesn't build on ppc64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gcl
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jerry James
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-ExcludeArch-ppc64, F-ExcludeArch-ppc64
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-18 05:02 UTC by Jerry James
Modified: 2014-09-23 05:00 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gcl-2.6.11-1.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-09-23 05:00:30 UTC

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Description Jerry James 2009-01-18 05:02:24 UTC
Description of problem:
GCL builds on i386, x86_64, and ppc, but fails to build on ppc64.  I have found a way to make the build go a little farther before segfaulting, but that change causes the build to segfault on the other 3 arches.  Since it doesn't complete anyway, this indicates some deeper problem on ppc64.  This may be related to a long-standing problem GCL has with building with BFD support on various arches, including ppc64.  I'll experiment with ways of solving the problem and update this bug report as I discover ways of advancing the build.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to build
Actual results:
A segfault during the build

Expected results:
A successful build

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:46:50 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 12:45:24 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 10:35:25 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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Comment 4 Karsten Hopp 2012-05-31 12:54:43 UTC
issue still exists in gcl-2.6.8-0.10.20120323cvs.fc17

Comment 5 Jerry James 2012-05-31 14:46:27 UTC
Upstream has commented a few times on the gcl mailing list about the lack of ppc64 support, so the issue is known.  However, upstream is down to one developer with little time to develop, so I don't see much hope of this issue ever being resolved.

Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 20:09:14 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-09-09 22:01:15 UTC
gcl-2.6.11-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-09-10 02:13:25 UTC
Package gcl-2.6.11-1.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gcl-2.6.11-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2014-09-23 05:00:30 UTC
gcl-2.6.11-1.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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