Re: Permission problem doing an emsource
On Sunday 16 March 2008, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-03-16 at 21:21 +0000, David Goodenough wrote:
> > When I try to do an "emsource --verbose nano" I get:-
> > Checking the apt-cross cache is up to date for i386.
> > Checking unstable on i386 using apt sources
> > Using nano as source package for nano (2.0.7)
> > W: Unable to locate package nano-udeb
> > Working directory: '/'
> The problem is that you need to specify a writable directory in debconf
> (the question does ask for a writable directory).
> The default is to support chroot usage (where emsource is being run as
> root anyway).
> $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure emdebian-tools
> Enter a *writable* directory - one that is writable by the same user
> that you expect to be using when calling emdebian-tools scripts.
> > Looks like the problem is the permissions on the directory it wants to
> > use for the emdebian patches, but unfortunately the error message gives
> > no clue as to where this directory it.
> It outputs the working directory at the very start but I will implement
> a test and an earlier error message.
Well the dpkg-reconfigure never asked me for a directory. There were only
two questions, one about using apt-get and the other my svn login (I do not
have one so I left that blank).