[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#524745: Bug#524745: Bug#524745: Postinst seems to run forever on mipsel

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Mon Apr 20 07:32:07 UTC 2009

* Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> [2009-04-20 00:11]:

> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 05:47:11PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> > Package: octave3.0
> > Version: 1:3.0.5-2
> > Severity: grave
> > 
> > Hi
> > 
> > The postinst of octave3.0 seems to hang on at least the mipsel buildds (for unstable) [1].
> > 
> > This issue blocks the buildds from building any other package till the octave3.0 process (mentioned in the build log) is killed manually. This has already caused delays for security updates and transitions...
> Installation of octave3.0 in a mipsel (qemu) environment  works without
> a problem. Is there something specific about the mipsel buildds?

Indeed, this seems to be a random problem on the mipsel buildd.  Some
octave-* packages built correctly on mipsel recently, like
octave-econometrics on 2009-04-17 [1] and octave-data-smoothing on
2009-04-14 [2].  Both were built against octave3.0 3.0.5-2, so the postinst
script ran fine, without hanging.

[1] https://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?&pkg=octave-econometrics&ver=1%3A1.0.7-3&arch=mipsel&stamp=1239954430&file=log
[2] https://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?&pkg=octave-data-smoothing&ver=1.1.1-2&arch=mipsel&stamp=1239721086&file=log

It will be very hard for us to debug this random bug on the buildd.  Any
suggestions on how to proceed?


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