<mark_weaver>it seems that we're using patchelf for some core package, where we didn't before. I say that because we still have no working patchelf on ARM, and I worked around that problem for now by eliminating uses of patchelf from the important packages.
<mark_weaver>a_e: the alternative is to arrange for the -rpath flags to be passed to the linker
<mark_weaver>a_e: if the tests fail, that probably indicates a problem we can't ignore
<a_e>Yes, but if binaries of the package need to be linked to libraries, which are still in the build and not yet the output directory?
<mark_weaver>a_e: I'm not sure what happens if -rpaths are specified that don't yet exist at link time. it might work anyway, or we might have to arrange to install the library before linking the programs.
<a_e>Or relink. In any case, it would mean quite some work.
<mark_weaver>a_e: well, the alternatives are: learn a lot about ELF and rework patchelf to work on the platforms we wish to support, or drop armhf.