Bug 481218 - squashfs-tools cannot be run on big-endian systems
squashfs-tools cannot be run on big-endian systems
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: squashfs-tools (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F11Beta/F11BetaBlocker
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Reported: 2009-01-22 15:33 EST by Josh Boyer
Modified: 2009-01-28 15:58 EST (History)
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Description Josh Boyer 2009-01-22 15:33:54 EST
Description of problem:

With the update to the version of squashfs-tools that support the squasfs 4 disk layout, mksquashfs fails to run on big-endian systems due to a hard coded assert.

This is due to the fact that byte swapping is not working (or implemented?) yet and the on-disk layout is little-endian.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just try to run mksquashfs
Actual results:

FATAL ERROR:Swapping is not supported!

Expected results:

I dunno.  It actually works?

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This is mostly just a tracker bug on the issue since it's an upstream problem.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2009-01-28 15:58:08 EST
Kyle updated and this should be fixed now I think

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