Fail to build debian package syslinux-common
First of all here is my setup : Debian 10.12 through VirtualBox 6.0.
For some reasons, I have to build the debian package "syslinux-common". I did the following steps :
apt-get source syslinux-common
apt-get build-dep syslinux-common
debuild -b -us -ui -uc --target-arch=amd64
This process fails with the following error happening in the dh_missing process :
| dh_missing --fail-missing
| dh_missing: usr/share/syslinux/syslinux.exe exists in debian/tmp but is not installed to anywhere
| dh_missing: usr/share/syslinux/syslinux64.exe exists in debian/tmp but is not installed to anywhere
| dh_missing: missing files, aborting
| The following debhelper tools have reported what they installed (with files per package)
| * dh_install: extlinux (5), isolinux (10), pxelinux (3), syslinux (5), syslinux-common (166), syslinux-efi (2), syslinux-utils (11)
| * dh_installdocs: extlinux (0), isolinux (0), pxelinux (0), syslinux (0), syslinux-common (0), syslinux-efi (0), syslinux-utils (0)
| * dh_installexamples: extlinux (0), isolinux (0), pxelinux (0), syslinux (0), syslinux-common (5), syslinux-efi (0), syslinux-utils (0)
| * dh_installman: extlinux (1), isolinux (0), pxelinux (0), syslinux (1), syslinux-common (0), syslinux-efi (0), syslinux-utils (11)
| If the missing files are installed by another tool, please file a bug against it.
| When filing the report, if the tool is not part of debhelper itself, please reference the
| "Logging helpers and dh_missing" section from the "PROGRAMMING" guide for debhelper (10.6.3+).
| (in the debhelper package: /usr/share/doc/debhelper/PROGRAMMING.gz)
| Be sure to test with dpkg-buildpackage -A/-B as the results may vary when only a subset is built
| For a short-term work-around: Add the files to debian/not-installed
| make: *** [debian/rules:57: override_dh_missing] Error 255
| make: Leaving directory '/home/user/Downloads/sgw/sgw/repo_wdir/syslinux-6.04~git20190206.bf6db5b4+dfsg1'
| make: *** [debian/rules:14: binary] Error 2
| dpkg-buildpackage: error: fakeroot debian/rules binary subprocess returned exit status 2
| debuild: fatal error at line 1182:
| dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -ui -b failed
It complains about exe file not installed on the system, I tried to build only the architecture
independent binary packages (-A option), resulting with the same error. Architecture specific
binary packages only (-B option) fails also with the same error.
I wonder why debuild complains about exe files not installed and how to fix it.