[Biopython-dev] Bug#751277: python-biopython: FTBFS on mips* powerpc s390x

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 14 08:52:40 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Andreas Tille <andreas at an3as.eu> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2014 Peter Cock wrote
>> > Unfortunately, on mips (BE)
>> > test test_Cluster.py failed under Python 3.4.
>> > Any progress on this issue?
>> No. See discussion on https://github.com/biopython/biopython/pull/340
> Do you have any suggestion what to do regarding the Debian package?
> I see the following options:
>   1. waiting for your confirmation / patch
>   2. deactivating the specific test
>   3. exclude mips for biopython
>   4. ? any better idea ?
> In the current state all the work we spent in biopython over the last
> monthes will not migrate to testing for the simple reason that the
> current package in testing just does not run the test suite at build
> time and moreover python3 is not supported.
> Kind regards
>      Andreas.

I would suggest (2), deactivate this test (at least for for mips) as
the most practical short term solution for the Debian packages.
Or if you prefer (3), don't target mips for the Biopython package

Medium term, I hope we can fix the C code to handle either
Endian platform - option (1).


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