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Re: dpkg-shlibsdep can't 'chown'



dpkg-shlibdeps needs to be invoked from the main directory of the
sourcepackage OR you need to specify the -T option to tell wherer the
substvars file is.

On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, Brian C. White wrote:

bcwhite >When trying to build a package today, I get the following error:
bcwhite >
bcwhite >  dpkg-shlibdeps debian/tmp/sbin/* debian/tmp/usr/sbin/*
bcwhite >  dpkg-shlibdeps: failure: chown of `debian/substvars.new': No such file or directory
bcwhite >  make: *** [binary] Error 2
bcwhite >
bcwhite >This quite baffles me since this ran (unchanged) last night without any
bcwhite >problems.  The only package that changed on my system was sysvinit.
bcwhite >
bcwhite >I traced it with perl and found the following:
bcwhite >
bcwhite >  main::(/usr/bin/dpkg-shlibdeps:172):
bcwhite >  172:        chown(@fowner, "$varlistfile.new") ||
bcwhite >  173:            syserr("chown of \`$varlistfile.new'");
bcwhite >    DB<2> print @fowner
bcwhite >  main::((eval 3):2):     print @fowner;
bcwhite >
bcwhite >    DB<4> print $fowner[0]
bcwhite >  main::((eval 7):2):     print $fowner[0];
bcwhite >
bcwhite >    DB<6> print scalar @fowner
bcwhite >  main::((eval 11):2):    print scalar @fowner;
bcwhite >  0
bcwhite >
bcwhite >Anybody have any ideas?
bcwhite >                                           
bcwhite >                                          Brian
bcwhite >                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )
bcwhite >                                             
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bcwhite >
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