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Re: dpkg-shlibsdep can't 'chown'

On Fri, 08 Nov 1996 15:41:18 EST "Brian C. White" (bcwhite@verisim.com
) wrote:

> > 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.
> I know.  That is not the problem.
> Apparently, though, the last reboot I did fixed whatever the problem was.
> Odd.

I had the same problem when running the build from an emacs shell. Dpkg-shlibdeps wants to be ran from a tty registered in /var/run/utmp. Which emacs doesn't as it's (hopefully) not suid root.
It drived me crazy until someone explained that to me.


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