Re: dbuild running automatically on potato source tre
Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com> writes:
> I set up dbuild running nightly on a i386 potato system with a potato
> source mirror. There are now 1418 source packages that build OK, as far
> as dbuild can see, and 361 that have problems.
My packages dict-[gazetteer|wn|misc] fail because they have an
RCS sub-directory in the debian directory, and dbuild doesn't handle
I have never seen the dbuild script, so I may be missing
something, but it appears that between dpkg-source -x and dbuild, any
package that has an RCS sub-directory in the debian directory is
guaranteed to break.
When extracting a source package that contains an RCS file,
dpkg-source -x asks:
Get file `debian/rules' from RCS with lock? [y]
If the response is 'n', dpkg-source continues without errors, and
dpkg-buildpackage produces a debian package normally.
If the response is the default 'y', the result is:
co: debian/RCS/rules,v: Revision 1.1 is already locked by bob.
patch: **** can't get file `debian/rules' from RCS
dpkg-source: failure: patch gave error exit status 2
dpkg-source: extracting dict-gazetteer in dict-gazetteer-1.2
The default 'y' seems to be a bug in dpkg-source. If a package
has been built with dpkg-buildpackage, the version of the rules file
used to build the package _must_ be in the debian directory. Possibly
there is some circumstance that would justify dpkg-source in checking
a rules file out of RCS, but I can't think of one.
Surprisingly, dpkg-source doesn't abort immediately after the
patch failure, but it leaves the extracted source tree with strange
permissions. In particular,debian/rules is not executable.
dpkg-buildpackage is then run, with the following results:
dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 1.2-2
dpkg-buildpackage: build architecture is i386
fakeroot debian/rules clean
fakeroot, execve debian/rules: No such file or directory
Build finished at 07:05 on 1999-02-19
This is surprising, since the debian directory contains a
non-executable rules file. I would expect the error message to be:
If dbuild is not run interactively, it seems to me that it should
be modified to answer 'n' to dpkg-source's question about getting rules
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