Debian Bug report logs - #656722
mozjs: Various issues with the package

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Package: src:mozjs; Maintainer for src:mozjs is Chris Coulson <>;

Reported by: Mike Hommey <>

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:24:29 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version mozjs/1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-1

Fixed in version mozjs/1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2

Done: Chris Coulson <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Chris Coulson <>:
Bug#656722; Package src:mozjs. (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:24:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mike Hommey <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Chris Coulson <>. (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:24:32 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Mike Hommey <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: mozjs: Various issues with the package
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:23:29 +0100
Source: mozjs
Version: 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-1
Severity: important

(I'm even tempted with an RC severity)

>From a quick glance at the source:
- You're building for armv7 on armel, which you definitely mustn't
- You're building as thumb2 on armel, which you shouldn't
- You're not building against system libffi
- You're missing a lot of important patches that were applied to the js
 engine in iceweasel 4, which is what mozjs185 is:
  - system-libs/Allow-to-build-against-system-libffi.patch
  - porting/
  - porting/Bug-638056-Avoid-The-cacheFlush-support-is-missing-o.patch
  - fixes/Bug-626035-Modify-the-way-arm-compiler-flags-are-set.patch
  - fixes/Bug-589744-Fallback-to-perf-measurement-stub-when-pe.patch
  All of which you can find in;a=tree;f=debian/patches;h=d39e60694aa430282907eda7aa91a2dc2f0f2740;hb=42523889c524368b82e935eb0dbde8059003bbe5

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Severity set to 'serious' from 'important' Request was from Cyril Brulebois <> to (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:51:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added indication that bug 656722 blocks 656718 Request was from Cyril Brulebois <> to (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:51:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Chris Coulson <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:36:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Mike Hommey <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:36:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #14 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Chris Coulson <>
Subject: Bug#656722: fixed in mozjs 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:33:56 +0000
Source: mozjs
Source-Version: 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2

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

  to main/m/mozjs/libmozjs185-1.0_1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
  to main/m/mozjs/libmozjs185-dev_1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
  to main/m/mozjs/mozjs_1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2.debian.tar.gz
  to main/m/mozjs/mozjs_1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2.dsc

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
Chris Coulson <> (supplier of updated mozjs package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:38:44 +0000
Source: mozjs
Binary: libmozjs185-1.0 libmozjs185-dev
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Chris Coulson <>
Changed-By: Chris Coulson <>
 libmozjs185-1.0 - Spidermonkey javascript engine
 libmozjs185-dev - Spidermonkey javascript library - development headers
Closes: 656722
 mozjs (1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Michael Biebl ]
   * Fix various issues in the package. Thanks a lot Mike Hommey for the
     patches and the help tracking down those build failures. (Closes: #656722)
   * Fix build failures on arm and disable thumb2 support for Debian builds
     (but keep it enabled for Ubuntu builds).
     - Add Bug-626035-Modify-the-way-arm-compiler-flags-are-set.patch.
     - Remove no-neon-or-softfp-on-arm patch.
     - Disable methodjit support on armel for Debian builds.
   * Fix "The cacheFlush support is missing on this platform" build failure on
     mips, ia64 and s390.
     - Add Bug-638056-Avoid-The-cacheFlush-support-is-missing-o.patch
   * Build against the system libffi library.
     - Add Allow-to-build-against-system-libffi.patch.
     - Add Build-Depends on libffi-dev and pkg-config.
     - Pass --enable-system-ffi to ./configure.
   * Fix build failure on 64bit big endian architecture (s390).
     - Add 64bit-big-endian.patch.
   * Fix broken library symlinks on "make install" when using DESTDIR instead
     of creating those symlinks manually.
     - Add destdir.patch.
     - Remove debian/libmozjs185-{1.0,dev}.links.
     - Update debian/libmozjs185-{1.0,dev}.install.
   * Enable test-suite but don't abort on failures.
   * Since dh_auto_configure does not properly handle configure scripts
     generated by autoconf2.13, call ./configure with the correct flags
   * Update symbols file (using pkgkde-symbolshelper).
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 1891eab1fe7c3937366c660e62049568 54009 libs extra mozjs_1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2.debian.tar.gz
 a2a949552469c0b095ad45f771fba206 1341122 libs extra libmozjs185-1.0_1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
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