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Re: Bug#599446: ITP: libapache2-mod-rivet -- Server-side Tcl programming system combining ease of use and power

Hi all,
First accept my apologies for not responding to the list in the first
time (while I intended to) and only CCing now...

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 02:40:24AM +0200, Massimo Manghi wrote:
> Hi Julien
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2010 11:26:04 +0200, Julien Viard de Galbert wrote
> > Hi Massimo,
> > I'm not sure it will answer your question exactly but I never had to 
> > add debhelper to the base.tgz to compile any package and most 
> > packages builddepend on debhelper so your question looked strange to 
> > me. So I tryed to build your package with pbuilder and in fact it 
> > worked, I double checked and my base.tgz does not include debhelper 
> > so there must be something different on your system.
> > 
> > One thing to notice though is that the install of
> > pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy effectively fails, but it only 
> > partially fails, dpkg ends saying: | dpkg: error processing pbuilder-
> > satisfydepends-dummy (--install): |  dependency problems - leaving 
> unconfigured
> > | Errors were encountered while processing:
> > |  pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy
> > So pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy is only partially installed, but 
> > then the installation of the dependency occurs and pbuilder-
> > satisfydepends-dummy is finally configured so it continues and build 
> > the package.
> > 
> > I think that's just the way it work and the error about
> > pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy being left unconfigured is just temporary
> > and can be ignored. (any expert advice ??)
> I thought the same at first, but I could not explain the fact the debhelper 
> was evidently missing in an environment devised to build packages. In fact, as 
> soon as I got it into base.tgz something changed, the depends were detected 
> and the package built.
I believe debhelper is not mandatory, packaging can be done without it
so pbuilder should not include it by default.

I understand that installing it changes things for you, this looks
strange. But I'll have to test it to be able to comment on that...
(still seeking expert advice...)

> > 
> > Oh, by the way using sid's lintian it does not appear completely 
> > clean to me, you should use a more recent lintian (from backport or using
> > pbuilder to run it)
> > 
> I feared this. I even looked for the command to run lintian within pbuilder. 
> Perhaps I didn't searched too hard, perhaps I was tired and at the sane tine 
> satisfied with my newly pbuilder created package that I gave up. Please would 
> you tell me how general shell commands can be launched in pbuilder?
I've never done this (I'm running a sid workstation for my packaging
work) but I remembered reading about it. So I searched in the archives
and could recover this two mails:

Also pbuilder include some example hooks that might worth a look, especially:

> > Hope this helps
> it certainly will. Merci beaucoup.
>  -- Massimo Manghi

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