[ACTION REQUIRED] FTBFS Packages in rawhide (2015-07-27)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Jul 29 21:15:01 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 03:23:23PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Matthew Miller
> <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 01:00:26PM +0000, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> >> A bunch of packages depend on /usr/bin/execstack, provide by prelink.
> >> If prelink goes away, they'll be ftbfs immediately. What is
> >> the plan here? Can we move execstack somewhere else, or is
> >> there a replacement tool?
> >
> > What are those? `dnf repoquery --whatrequires /usr/bin/execstack` gives
> >  me nothing. Also I've lived for years without the prelink packaged
> > installed and never noticed anything that pulled it in....
> From dealing with this for arch bringups I know there are quite a few,
> but likely in the high teens/low 20s in number, of packages that use
> execstack. Not sure what feature it provides as I've never been
> bothered enough to look into it but it's generally used at build time
> not install time which means it won't be picked up by repoquery.

You probably encountered it with some OCaml packages.  The OCaml
backends used to be inconsistent about setting the non-executable
stack bit on every object file, and so as a workaround I added a call
to execstack to fix the final binaries.

However all of those _should_ now be fixed (if you find that's not the
case in Rawhide, please file a bug about it).


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