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From Peter Poeml <po...@suse.de>
Subject Re: Time for 1.3.3
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2008 22:46:01 GMT
On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 12:24:22 +0200, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
> On Thursday 07 August 2008, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > Stefan, my goal is to have a working 2.62 ready package, so I'll
> > take a closer look, but if other folks would take a peek at this
> > flaw, we'd really appreciate it.  It just can't be that hard to fix
> > (if I had cycles I would have already investigated).  Some flags
> > are missing somehow for the testrand target.
> 
> The problem is that AC_C_BIGENDIAN is broken in autoconf 2.62. This 
> will result in APR_IS_BIGENDIAN in apr.h getting the wrong value, 
> which might break other software and not just the test. In the case 
> of testrand, the problematic code is in random/unix/sha2.c and not in 
> testrand.c.
> 
> Is there really something in 2.62 you need, or could you simply use 
> 2.61 to generate the configure in the tarball? Alternatively, you 
> could grab the patch reverting AC_C_BIGENDIAN to the 2.61 behaviour 
> from some linux distro and use the patched autoconf.
> 
> Stefan

Here is the patch that we added at openSUSE to revert the breakage.

Peter
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