[ Please don't Cc: public replies to me. ] joost witteveen: > I still consider this a dpkg problem -- patch/diff themselves don't seem > to have any problems with this. Am I right here? I don't care whether the problem is in dpkg or in the package. The result is that it doesn't unpack properly. It's a problem and needs to be fixed. > > - patch file creates subdirectories > > I think here we all agreed, this is a dpkg problem (Has this been > fixed in 220.127.116.11 ?) I don't remember that agreement, but I may have been away then. But again, I don't care whose problem it is. > Which build process do you mean? The following sequence of commands: dpkg-source -x foo.dsc cd foo-something dpkg-buildpackage -b -rsudo -us -uc If there is an error, the build will stop, but there is too much output to easily see all warnings and some minor errors that don't stop the build. > > - but: can someone provide a machine and network connection? > > I could, and if we decided to go that way, I'd even buy yet another HD > just for that purpose. My only problem is my network connection, > it's a bit slow (but fast enough for a debian mirror, so it should > be OK). I doubt that the speed of the net connection is important, as long as you can transfer everything to your machine. The actual build can and must be automated. > This list is "only" 40 packages. We've got about 10 times more > than that -- how many packages do you know compiled did compile? > really 330? not too bad for a start, isn't it? About 480 packages built properly, and about 200 had problems. Some packages had problems because they needed -dev versions of libraries I had neglected to install. I didn't post the full list because I hadn't investigated everything, and didn't want to point fingers. -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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