On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:20:12AM -0600, Paul Elliott wrote: > > Source: libswe > > > > Automated builds of libswe are failing because unoconv (used to > > produce PDF and HTML documentation) assumes a writable home directory, Seems like a matter of setting HOME=`pwd` > > Given that the documentation winds up in a separate > > architecture-independent binary package anyway, I'd suggest arranging to > > build it only in full builds, which presumably run in less restrictive > > environments. This won't fix the bug, merely let official buildds proceed. Every single package is supposed to be autobuildable, not merely arch-dependent ones. > For instance, libswe just appeared in debian unstable, that means someone > must have built it. Your sponsor did, by hand, on i386. > How does the build environment of the autobuilder's differ from the one > that built libswe on its path to unstable? It hasn't been built in a controlled environment anywhere yet. You can approximate one using pbuilder. > Why is the autobuilder's environment correct? In other words, why is this > not a bug against the autobuilder's software? You shouldn't assume any directory outside of your build path and /tmp/ is writeable. Here, the bug appears to be in unoconv (if the report is correct, which I did not check), yet it can be trivially worked around by setting $HOME. > What is a "full" build and can I be sure that a full build will never > occur in the autobuilder? Every package must be fully buildable from source -- as in, every binary package must be reproduceable depending on nothing you did not explicitely declare in Build-Depends (-Indep, -Arch) and build-essential. > If I make a fix to this problem, how can I test that it will work in the > autobuilder's evnironment? pbuilder is not 100% identical but should be good enough. And a FTBFS in pbuilder is bad enough. Hope this helps. -- // If you believe in so-called "intellectual property", please immediately // cease using counterfeit alphabets. Instead, contact the nearest temple // of Amon, whose priests will provide you with scribal services for all // your writing needs, for Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory prices.
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