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Bug 257778 - sys-apps/groff-1.20.1 errors out when cross-compiling
Summary: sys-apps/groff-1.20.1 errors out when cross-compiling
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-05 14:42 UTC by Jacob Godserv
Modified: 2019-01-08 18:42 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

The failed compile log (build.log,74.03 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-05 14:51 UTC, Jacob Godserv
Check if host and target version matches. (groff-1.20.1-r1-check-host-groff.patch,785 bytes, patch)
2009-03-12 20:24 UTC, Sven 'sleipnir' Rebhan
Details | Diff

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Description Jacob Godserv 2009-02-05 14:42:11 UTC
When cross-compiling (and perhaps normally), groff-1.20.1 and -r1 fails to build its own documentation in doc/.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
Output coming in the next comment.

~ # cross-emerge --info
Portage (default/linux/arm/2008.0, gcc-4.3.2, glibc-2.9_p20081201-r1, 2.6.24-19-xen x86_64)
System uname: Linux-2.6.24-19-xen-x86_64-Dual-Core_AMD_Opteron-tm-_Processor_2214-with-glibc2.0
Timestamp of tree: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 14:05:01 +0000
distcc 3.1 i686-pc-linux-gnu [enabled]
app-shells/bash:     3.2_p48
dev-lang/python:     2.4.4-r14
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r7
sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.0
sys-apps/openrc:     0.4.1-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.3.2
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.63
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.6-r2, 1.10.2
sys-devel/binutils:  2.18-r4
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.6a
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.27-r2
CFLAGS="-march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=softfp -fomit-frame-pointer -Os -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/udev/rules.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=softfp -fomit-frame-pointer -Os -pipe"
FEATURES="ccahe distcc distlocks fixpackages parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -L/usr/armv7a-softfloat-linux-gnueabiusr/lib -L/usr/armv7a-softfloat-linux-gnueabilib"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="arm berkdb bzip2 cli crypt cups fortran gdbm gpm ipv6 isdnlog midi mudflap ncurses nptl nptlonly openmp pcre perl pppd python readline reflection session spl ssl sysfs tcpd unicode xorg zlib" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev keyboard mouse touchscreen" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="fbdev"
Comment 1 Jacob Godserv 2009-02-05 14:51:08 UTC
Created attachment 181033 [details]
The failed compile log
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2009-02-07 07:23:43 UTC
what version of groff is on your host ?
Comment 3 Jacob Godserv 2009-02-08 13:11:58 UTC
Comment 4 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2009-02-08 17:07:20 UTC
so install 1.20.1 and see if it fixes things
Comment 5 Sven 'sleipnir' Rebhan 2009-03-12 20:24:17 UTC
Created attachment 184831 [details, diff]
Check if host and target version matches.

Cross-compiling groff requires that the host has the same version of groff installed. This patch checks if the host version of groff matches the version to emerge. If this is not the case, it errors out.
Comment 6 Sven 'sleipnir' Rebhan 2009-03-12 20:26:15 UTC
Tested on target armv4tl-softfloat-linux-gnueabi host amd64 and in the Openmoko overlay.
Comment 7 solar (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-03-12 21:18:40 UTC
You might need to env LC_ALL=C before calling groff to ensure the grep always returns the proper results.
Comment 8 Jacob Godserv 2009-03-13 16:23:42 UTC
Sorry, guys, for not responding sooner. I'll test this new patch ASAP if you still need me to. I've been rebuilding my crossdev environment so it's cleaner and less bug-prone.

I'll let you all know the moment I have results.
Comment 9 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2009-03-14 12:11:18 UTC
what exactly is needed on the host ?  if it's just a binary or two, we can do like python where we build up host groff a little for cross-compilers and use that rather than needing the user to upgrade their host system.
Comment 10 Sven 'sleipnir' Rebhan 2009-03-14 14:21:38 UTC
As the failing command is:
export GROFF_BIN_PATH; sed -e "s;@VERSION@;1.20.1;" | /usr/bin/groff

I would guess that groff is needed to fix it. Will look deeper into the issue, but if someone beats me to it, I'm fine. ;-)
Comment 11 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2009-03-14 14:35:11 UTC
yes, but i dont know what files groff also uses during its processing steps.  like perhaps things in /usr/share/groff/$PV/
Comment 12 Sven 'sleipnir' Rebhan 2009-05-07 20:28:21 UTC
Ok it seems groff links in a lot of packages, so it would be quite hard to compile a minimal version using the host compiler... I think the best thing to do is to check the host version as proposed here, else the build process would die silently.
Comment 13 Dennis Schridde 2012-08-20 13:21:26 UTC
I think this issue persists in groff-1.21, just differently:
checking whether we are cross compiling... configure: error: in `/var/tmp/portage-powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu/portage/sys-apps/groff-1.21/work/groff-1.21/src/libs/gnulib':
configure: error: cannot run C compiled programs.
If you meant to cross compile, use `--host'.
Comment 14 Dennis Schridde 2012-08-20 14:48:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #13)
> I think this issue persists in groff-1.21, just differently:
> checking whether we are cross compiling... configure: error: in
> `/var/tmp/portage-powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu/portage/sys-apps/groff-1.21/
> work/groff-1.21/src/libs/gnulib':
> configure: error: cannot run C compiled programs.
> If you meant to cross compile, use `--host'.
Filed that as bug #432062
Comment 15 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2019-01-08 18:42:50 UTC
Closing as obsolete because version bug was filed against is no longer available in Gentoo repository. Please re-open if you are still able to reproduce against latest available version.