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Re: dpkb-buildpackage errors

On Mon, May 04, 1998 at 04:35:28PM +0200, Javier Fdz-Sanguino Pen~a wrote:
> 	Anybody knows why dpkg-buildpackage jumps with a:
> root@hades:/tmp/hello/hello-1.3# dpkg-buildpackage
> no utmp entry available, using value of LOGNAME ("root") at
> /usr/lib/dpkg/controllib.pl line 16.
> parsechangelog/debian: error: unable to open substvars file
> debian/substvars: No existe el fichero o el directorio
> dpkg-buildpackage: cannot determine name of current package
> I may have missed some policy modifications, but I am surprised to see
> that hello (hamm's) doesn't work with dpkg-dev. 
> It seems dpkb-buildpacakge tries to find debian/substvars and it dies when
> it doesn't, I though this file was optional.
> 	Suggestions? Comments??

It's a known bug in dpkg-buildpackage. You are using the es_ES locale,
and some script run from dpkg-buildpackage (parsechangelog, IIRC) doesn't
like that. The error message is bogus. Try running dpkg-buildpackage as:
	LANG=C dpkg-buildpackage

Enrique Zanardi						   ezanardi@ull.es

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