Package source and binary packages out of sync

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sun Dec 16 01:00:47 UTC 2007

There are a few packages where this is the case.  It was recently discussed
on the forums.  They said that for Aumix, the source in the repos works
fine, but the binary is junk.  Qemu was also mentioned.  I think in Qemu's
case the maintainer grabbed from a broken CVS and packaged that without
testing that it works first (it's a brick).

On Dec 15, 2007 4:52 PM, Michael R. Head <burner at> wrote:

> In tracking down a bug in logjam, I discovered that the source and
> binary packages are out of sync in the repository in 7.10/gutsy.
> I reported this as bug 17622[1], but I'm concerned about how this could
> have happened (as it's almost certainly not a logjam bug). It looks like
> the binaries were never built for anything other than sparc. There
> appears to have been plenty of time to get it built for gutsy, since the
> source package was put into the repository in May.
> What gives?
> [1]
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