Current FTBFS packages (was Re: [ACTION REQUIRED] Retiring packages for Fedora 21)

Adam Jackson ajax at
Mon Jun 9 18:18:11 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-06-09 at 17:07 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 11:24:09AM +0200, Till Maas wrote:
> > hfsplus-tools                    ajax, ajax                                 
> Just to be clear, is hfsplus-tools still at risk of being removed or not?
> I notice there has not been a successful build since 2013-06-12
> (approximately 1 year ago).

The reason it doesn't build is that hfsplus-tools requires clang to
build these days (sigh), and on arm the floating-point ABI logic in
clang is apparently a mismatch with how Fedora does things, such that
you don't find the right headers and then things go boom.  There's been
some attempts to address this but none of them seem to have worked.

There's been a bug open about this for rather a long time now:

And upstream:

> libguestfs uses hfsplus-tools in order to provide some HFS+ filesystem
> features (mainly for Mac filesystems and .DMG files).  We can remove
> this functionality from the Fedora version, but of course it means
> people won't be able to perform some operations on Mac filesystems.

Yeah, I'd prefer if we didn't retire hfsplus-tools too.  It'd be nice if
this got some attention from the arm guys, I tried to force llvm to
default to hard-float in 3.4-8 but it doesn't seem to have been enough
to fix this.  I can keep poking at it but I'm assuredly not the best man
for the job.

- ajax

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