Re: Error using dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-shlibdeps
Yes! That was the problem. Thanks Phil for the help.
--- Jean Pierre
On Sat, 11 Jan 1997, Philippe Troin wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:08:54 EST Jean Pierre LeJacq
> (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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