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Re: May a package assume that builds are performed with root-like rights? (was: jadetex: FTBFS: mktexdir failed)

Le Jeudi 23 Février 2006 16:37, Frank Küster a écrit :
> So the current state is:  If pbuilder runs all commands inside the
> chroot, everything is fine, and AFAIK the same is true for the buildds.
> But if you su to some user in the chroot, near to every package that
> Build-depends on tetex-bin will FTBFS, unless you specifically arrange
> for that user to be in group "users" (or anything else we switch to, I
> don't care much).

FWIW, jadetex is the only TeX-using package to actually FTBFS so far for me 
because of this -- including some that use docbook-utils and thus jadetex 
indirectly.  For example, I just tried running pbuilder on 
make_3.80+3.81.b4-1.dsc again, which does create some fonts during the build, 
and the build completes fine, except that I get error messages like
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 1+264/600 --dpi 864 
mkdir: cannot create directory `././var/cache/fonts/pk/ljfour': Permission 
mktexpk: mktexdir /var/cache/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm failed.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
dvips: Font cmbx12 not found, characters will be left blank.

(BTW, I think you forgot to send that message to control@b.d.o -- just as 
well, since you misspelled reassign. :)
Daniel Schepler

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