Linaro porting jam

Some time ago someone at Linaro got nice idea and “Linaro porting jam” got created. But what it is?

Once per week (Wednesday 14:00 — 18:00 UTC) we gather on #linaro channel (Freenode) and work on Ubuntu bugs which affects ARM architecture. This week I reviewed some bugs on Tuesday and started working on fixes.

Effects? Few new uploads into Ubuntu archive:

  • lxc was lacking ARM support
  • ace has silly way of finding libraries which fails on multiarch systems
  • svgalib does not build all binaries on every architecture but assumes that they are present
  • llvm-snapshot got preprocessed source requested by toolchain WG guys from Linaro

I also tried few other packages but failed to find a way to get them fixed. For some I left comments in their bug reports.

Fixing bugs in packages which you do not use or even never heard before can be fun. Join us next week :)