>D'oh! I was trying to build under 2.2.19, which is known to cause >problems with fakeroot. I didn't know that. Does anybody know what's actually wrong with it? I've actually just switched the default install kernel for woody back to 2.2.19 from 2.4.5 because the latter didn't seem especially stable either. I'll have a go at building a 2.4.9 or so and see if that's any better. p.