Problems building packages in an NFS mounted directory
I am trying to build Debian packages in an NFS mounted directory (an
emulated machine running unstable, mounting my home directory over NFS from
my real machine, which runs stable). However, I am having serious
problems with this.
The first build in a directory seems to go quite well, but if I do a clean
and try to rebuild, I get loads of "stale NFS handle" errors, pointing to
the .orig directory that dpkg-buildpackage just created. I cannot delete
that directory from the emulated machine, either. If I delete the directory
from the real machine and try again, I get some interesting "symlink
nesting too deep" from inside the "tmp-nest" directory.
The outside machine is running a 2.4.21 kernel, whereas the simulated
machine runs 2.4.20.
Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas on how to fix it? Is building over
NFS a Bad Idea?
Thanks in advance,
Peter - won't be closing his ITPs tonight, either, it seems
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