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Re: Bug#388399: FTBFS problems on alpha, mips[el]: Please help debugging

Frank Küster wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 10:54:36AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> >
> >> I'm resending this mail, and include the porters list with hope for some
> >> help.  We really won't be able to debug this problem without contact to
> >> someone who has at least read access to the affected buildds.
> >
> > You can debug it by using -rsudo for your package builds instead of
> > -rfakeroot.
> Sorry, I don't understand.  Do you mean that you are able to reproduce
> the problem, somehow using sudo?  In what environment?  A pbuilder where
> you become a non-priviledged user without giving him a home directory?
> Or does the home directory existence not matter with sudo?

It looks like the build creates font files with root permissions, and
can't alter them lateron when running without elevated privileges.
So any environment with real root permissions should show the problem.


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