Failed to build openmotif for sparc (Was: Any reason why libmotif3 vanished forSparc)
my question why the sparc port for openmotif vanished was more or less ignored
and thus I guessed there is no real reason except that nobody cares. So I tried
my best to fix this.
1. Failed to compile on vore.
tille@vore:~$ dchroot unstable
(unstable)tille@vore:~$ apt-get source libmotif-dev
--> I got only version 2.2.3-1.1 despite the latest version
--> wget *.dsc and *.diff.gz of 2.2.3-1.2
(unstable)tille@vore:~$ dpkg-source -x openmotif_2.2.3-1.2.dsc
(unstable)tille@vore:~$ cd openmotif-2.2.3/
(unstable)tille@vore:~$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -firstname.lastname@example.org
(unstable)tille@vore:~/openmotif-2.2.3$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -email@example.com
dpkg-buildpackage: source package is openmotif
dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 2.2.3-1.2
dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Frank Lichtenheld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture sparc
dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: byacc
dpkg-buildpackage: Build dependencies/conflicts unsatisfied; aborting.
dpkg-buildpackage: (Use -d flag to override.)
According to my (limited) knowledge I would now have to ask administrators
to install byacc on vore. So I tried another approach.
2. Try pbuilder on my Sparc machine
--> This resulted in #329747 against pbuilder
Sorry for crossposting. Any hint which would be the more appropriate list
for this boring issue would be welcome. Please CC me if you are going to post
to debian-sparc only (which would be fine for me).
For the record I quote my initial mail from three weeks ago to debian-devel:
On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, Andreas Tille wrote:
I just noticed that libmotif3 vanished for Sparc architecture from the
* stable (libs): Open Motif - shared libraries [non-free]
2.2.3-1: alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips powerpc s390
* testing (libs): Open Motif - shared libraries [non-free]
2.2.3-1: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips powerpc s390
* unstable (libs): Open Motif - shared libraries [non-free]
2.2.3-1.1: alpha arm i386 ia64 mips powerpc
2.2.3-1: amd64 hppa m68k s390
I know that it was there formerly because I once got it without any extra
lines in my sources.list file. Now the Sparc port can be found at
but I wonder what might be the reason to drop this single archive from the