Debian Bug report logs - #563435
bristolmalloc() implicitly converted to pointer

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Package: src:bristol; Maintainer for src:bristol is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>;

Reported by: dann frazier <>

Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 22:18:01 UTC

Severity: serious

Tags: patch

Found in version bristol/0.40.7-1

Fixed in version bristol/0.40.7-2

Done: Alessio Treglia <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#563435; Package src:bristol. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:18:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: dann frazier <>
Subject: bristolmalloc() implicitly converted to pointer
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 15:15:33 -0700
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Source: bristol
Version: 0.40.7-1
Severity: serious
Tags: patch
Usertags: implicit-pointer-conversion

Our automated buildd log filter[1] detected a problem that is likely to
cause your package to segfault on architectures where the size of a
pointer is greater than the size of an integer, such as ia64 and amd64.

  Function `bristolmalloc' implicitly converted to pointer at sid.c:1496

This is often due to a missing function prototype definition.
For more information, see [2].

Though it is guaranteed that this codepath will cause a segfault on certain
architectures, it is not guaranteed that this codepath would ever be executed
(e.g., if the returned pointer is never dereferenced). However, this bug
does prevent the ia64 buildd from successfully building this package, resulting
in a practical FTBFS issue and warranting the serious severity.

[bristol.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

Reply sent to Alessio Treglia <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 09:21:24 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to dann frazier <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 09:21:25 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Alessio Treglia <>
Subject: Bug#563435: fixed in bristol 0.40.7-2
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 09:18:17 +0000
Source: bristol
Source-Version: 0.40.7-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
bristol, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/b/bristol/bristol-data_0.40.7-2_all.deb
  to main/b/bristol/bristol_0.40.7-2.diff.gz
  to main/b/bristol/bristol_0.40.7-2.dsc
  to main/b/bristol/bristol_0.40.7-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Alessio Treglia <> (supplier of updated bristol package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 00:48:16 +0100
Source: bristol
Binary: bristol bristol-data
Architecture: source amd64 all
Version: 0.40.7-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Alessio Treglia <>
 bristol    - vintage synthesizer emulator
 bristol-data - vintage synthesizer emulator (data files)
Closes: 563435
 bristol (0.40.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * debian/patches/02-implicit_pointer_conversion.patch: Function
     'bristolmalloc' implicitly converted to pointer, this was due to
     a missing function prototype (Closes: #563435).
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