[lfs-dev] [lfs-book] Apparent build race in e2fsprogs

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 13:23:42 PDT 2016

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2016 at 12:20:51PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Ken Moffat wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jun 05, 2016 at 05:30:13AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jun 05, 2016 at 12:35:24AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>>> I'll give e2fsprogs another try later - if that is sorted, it
>>>> implies the patch [1] will also be needed in chapter 5.
>>> For me, the patch does let e2fsprogs build with -j8 in chroot, so I
>>> think it should be added to chapter 5 as well as chapter 6, but I'm
>>> open to contra-arguments (and I have not checked to see if e2fsprogs
>>> does have a double-colon rule).  Patch is now uploaded.
>> Please create a ticket.
>> I would hope that upstream would release 4.2.1 relatively soon.  Have you
>> seen any discussion on that?
> I didn't know where any such discussion would take place - help-make
> is for user help, bug-make just picks up details from bugs.
> There is also #48057 :the summary says it breaks parallel builds for
> at least git, perl, dialog and xterm - but it is actually a breakage
> in parallel install, so nothing to get worried about [ except for
> the people who like to use parallel installs ].
> Bug #47996 (unconnected) talks of pre-release announcements, but the
> mailing list name has been removed.  Hmm, bug-make is the right
> list, 4.1.90 (an rc) was announced on 23rd April.  That got fixes
> through to 2nd May, then 4.2 was released on 22nd May.
> So no, I have not seen any mention of 4.2.1 being released.
> I've created #3941, at the moment I'm trying to work out the correct
> fixes for firefox re youtube.
> If/when I hack that, I can take this.  I've had ff working fine with
> both 46.0 and 46.0.1 by adding debug stuff (but the libs were still
> stripped!), but I have not yet worked out which part of those changes
> was the fix.  At the moment it crashes when it starts to play html5 -
> 46.0 only crashed if I paused).

I'll see about throwing in the patch at my next build, but I prefer to 
wait a while until there are more packages to update.  Currently there is 
only an eudev update that merges systemd updates to udev and and a kernel 
point release.  I don't think of those as critical for -dev right now.

   -- Bruce

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