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Re: Error using dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-shlibdeps

On Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:08:54 EST Jean Pierre LeJacq 
(jplejacq@quoininc.com) wrote:

> I'm building a debian package for the first time and have run
> into a problem with dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-shlibdeps.  Here are
> the outputs from both:
> # dpkg-shlibdeps debian/tmp/opt/wn-1.17.2-1/sbin/*wn*
> dpkg-shlibdeps: failure: chown of `debian/substvars.new': No such file or directory
> # dpkg-gencontrol 
> dpkg-gencontrol: failure: chown new files list file: Illegal see
> In both cases the required file (debian/substvars.new and
> debian/files.new) exists.  I used su to change to root before
> executing.  


These are typical known problems of these scripts: you must run them 
from a tty which has an utmp entry. Ie: xterm, console will work. An 
emacs subshell won't work.
Try it from a tty.


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