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Re: Newbie : unrepresentable changes to source



Quoting Krishna Dagli <kdagli@infofin.com>:

> [...]
>  fakeroot debian/rules clean
> [...]
> /usr/bin/make distclean
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `/tmp/Krd-DONOT-DELETE/DOWNLOADS/gammu-0.62'
> gcc -O2 -Wall     -c -o common/misc/misc.o
> common/misc/misc.c

For some reason 'distclean' is compiling stuff! I've seen it happen
a few times. Look through the Makefile and see if you can find the
'real' clean target. Or if you can make 'distclean' NOT make (compile)
anything...

> Processing source file ../../gammu/gammu.c
> Removing duplicated strings from
> ../../docs/docs/locale/gammu_us.txt
> Processing file ../../docs/docs/locale/gammu_pl.txt

This is where your 'unrepresentable changes to source' come from.

A 'clean' (and _especially_ 'distclean') should REMOVE stuff, not
CREATE/MODIFY stuff... 

My guess is you have to rewrite the Makefile slightly...

> docs/docs/locale/gammu_pl.txt: binary file contents changed
> docs/docs/locale/gammu_us.txt: binary file contents changed
> dpkg-source: unrepresentable changes to source
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