pd-zexy (upstream copyright)

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Aug 20 10:41:48 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 10:03:22PM +0200, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>i manually fixed the FIXMEs and pushed.
>so i guess we are almost there.

Indeed we are.

I finalized the packaging and uploaded to the NEW queue, where it is now 
waiting for ftpmasters to (hopefully) approve it.

I did spot a few details during compilations, though, whcih I'd like to 
discuss if they are relevant to improve for future releases:

There are a few warnings like this:

   rawprint.c:45: warning: format '%X' expects type 'unsigned int', but argument 4 has type 'struct t_gpointer *'

This might cause problems on architectures where int is of "unusual" 
size, if I understand it correctly.

Apparently the following compile options are used:

   -g -O2 -g -Wall -O2 -mms-bitfields -fPIC -mfpmath=sse -msse -g -O2 -g -Wall -O2

This indicates that default compile options in upstream source is not 
overridden by CFLAGS declared by packaging which is generally bad (and a 
Policy violation, I believe - but too lazy to look it up right now), and 
especially may hurt emdebian and similar andvanced users depending on 
being able to override CFLAGS during packaging build time.

More specifically, the upstream defaults include sse which I believe 
makes the resulting code require an i586 or even an i686 class machine.  
I did not look closer and this might simply be due to this compilation 
happening on amd64 which always has this instruction set.  Just 
mentioning in case upstream assumes newer grades x64: Debian assumes 

Also, some archs have problems with fPIC, and I believe it is mentioned 
in Debian Policy that normal builds should *not* use fPIC while static 
libraries (unused here, just mentioning for completenes sake) *should* 
use it.


 - Jonas

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