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Re: Buildd failed: C compiler cannot create executables

On Thu, 2009-11-26 at 20:34 +0100, Joachim Wiedorn wrote:
> Hello,
> while building the new package 'Xfe' I can see that buildd failed on
> some architectures. 
> See: https://buildd.debian.org/~luk/status/package.php?suite=&p=xfe
> They failed all with the same error:
> > checking for gcc... ccache cc
> > checking for C compiler default output file name... 
> > configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
> > See `config.log' for more details.
> That is my first package build on buildd!
> Could it be, that "ccache cc" can be the reason? 
> Or is there another reason?

Your package build-depends on ccache, and it actively enforces it in the
debian/rules file. Why is that?

I would be willing to bet money that the problem is that buildd's have
no (writable) home directory, so ccache fails. Drop the ccache stuff, or
if it _absolutely_ necessary, setup a bogus $HOME so that ccache can
work in the buildds.

Felipe Sateler

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