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Bug#576294: marked as done (live-helper: prints E: Can't process file /sbin/fdisk)

Your message dated Fri, 02 Apr 2010 20:25:43 +0200
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and subject line Re: live-helper: prints E: Can't process file /sbin/fdisk
has caused the Debian Bug report #576294,
regarding live-helper: prints E: Can't process file /sbin/fdisk
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--- Begin Message ---
Package: live-helper
Version: 2.0~a9-1
Severity: minor

During build live-helper keeps printing

E: Can't process file /sbin/fdisk

I don't have a fdisk and should not need it for building an iso.

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (700, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages live-helper depends on:
ii  debootstrap                 1.0.10lenny1 Bootstrap a basic Debian system

Versions of packages live-helper recommends:
ii  cpio                          2.9-13     GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  gettext-base                  0.17-4     GNU Internationalization utilities

Versions of packages live-helper suggests:
pn  dosfstools                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  genisoimage                   <none>     (no description available)
pn  memtest86+ | memtest86        <none>     (no description available)
pn  mtools                        <none>     (no description available)
pn  parted                        <none>     (no description available)
pn  squashfs-tools | genext2fs |  <none>     (no description available)
pn  sudo | fakeroot               <none>     (no description available)
pn  syslinux | grub               <none>     (no description available)
pn  uuid-runtime                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  win32-loader                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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--- Begin Message ---

when you're building images on powerpc (all other archs don't have that issue as there fdisk is part of util-linux which is essential), you get a warning that fdisk is not available, whenever your config tree is parsed. this is reasonable. since your build would fail once you build anything but a iso image.

what unreasonable is, is, that lh currently parses the config for every helper invocation, instead of once for a whole lh sequence. this is on the todo and will be implemented in some time. until then, i don't consider this to be a bug, but a cosmetical dislike of yours (that you can easily workaround by installing the recommends of live-helper for powerpc, gnu-fdisk).


Address:        Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist
Email:          daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net
Internet:       http://people.panthera-systems.net/~daniel-baumann/

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