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Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 06:26:51PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> The following packages FTBFS for me randomly. First column is the bug
> number, second column is the estimated probability of failure in my
> build environment, which is described here:
> https://people.debian.org/~sanvila/my-building-environment.txt

Hi Santiago and everyone trying to debug these FTBFSes,

For ri-li, and hopefully many of the other bugs on the list, there's a much
simpler way to replicate the bug in developers' normal dev environments, using
the taskset command from package util-linux to run the build on CPU #0 only:

$ taskset --cpu-list 0 dpkg-buildpackage -A

For ri-li, the failure can be isolated from the build:
ri-li/data-src$ taskset --cpu-list 0 xvfb-run -a --server-args="-screen 0 1024x768x24" ./MakeDat
Impossible d'initialiser SDL:Couldn't open X11 display