fakeroot causing package building problems?
fakeroot seems to be in trouble in unstable at the moment; my alpha
box is now pretty much unusable as a Debian development box; dpkg-deb
doesn't work under fakeroot any more, so most attempts to build
packages just don't work properly. I suspect my issue is the same as:
I haven't managed to fix this on my own machine; I've rebuilt
coreutils and tar against the current glibc, as suggested in that bug
report, but fakeroot is still failing its self tests when I try to
build it, and the binary package currently available in unstable is
unusable. I also rebuilt dpkg, but that didn't make any difference
either; I seem to be in the catch 22 that I really need to compile
fakeroot against this new glibc, but I'm not making any real progress
Surely I'm not the only one being bitten by this, but I'm a bit
stumped as to where to go from here. Any suggestions?