Bug 2171433 - a2ps: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide/f38
Summary: a2ps: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide/f38
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: a2ps
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zdenek Dohnal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F38FTBFS
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2023-02-20 11:43 UTC by Fedora Release Engineering
Modified: 2023-03-26 00:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: a2ps-4.14-52.fc38
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Last Closed: 2023-03-26 00:18:55 UTC
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Description Fedora Release Engineering 2023-02-20 11:43:54 UTC
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:

Comment 1 Zdenek Dohnal 2023-02-23 09:24:28 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Zdenek Dohnal 2023-02-23 11:29:02 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2023-03-16 16:58:45 UTC
FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c has been submitted as an update to Fedora 38. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2023-afc1e7b15c

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2023-03-18 05:13:17 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2023-03-26 00:18:55 UTC
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.

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