a2ps failed to build from source in Fedora rawhide/f38
For details on the mass rebuild see:
Please fix a2ps at your earliest convenience and set the bug's status to
ASSIGNED when you start fixing it. If the bug remains in NEW state for 8 weeks,
a2ps will be orphaned. Before branching of Fedora 39,
a2ps will be retired, if it still fails to build.
For more details on the FTBFS policy, please visit:
The FTBFS happens due this error:
6128 rm -rf $backupdir; exit $rc
6129 Can't use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference at /usr/share/texinfo/Texinfo/ParserNonXS.pm line 4354.
I contacted Vita Crhonek, the texinfo maintainer, and he found out it is texinfo bug - he fixed in rawhide for now https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=2158102 and I asked him for F38 build as well.
Once texinfo is built, I'll rebuild a2ps.
Since we are in beta freeze, texinfo build is not currently in F38 stable repos (https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2023-00be94e051). IMHO a2ps is not a critical component, so the rebuild can happen once beta is released.
FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c has been submitted as an update to Fedora 38. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c
FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c has been pushed to the Fedora 38 testing repository.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c
See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for more information on how to test updates.
FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c has been pushed to the Fedora 38 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.