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Bug#264172: FTBFS, error in .orig.tar.gz

reopen 264172
severity 264172 important

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 01:40:50AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl> writes:
> > The problem is that clean doesn't need to be run. Policy says you should
> > be be able to build the package by just unpacking and then running
> > 'debian/rules binary'.
> > 
> > Buildd's run clean first, but that isn't required, and a FTBFS when
> > clean isn't executed is still a FTBFS.
> Then there is no fix which conforms to policy.  


| 4.7 Restrictions on objects in source packages
| The source package may not contain any hard links[19], device special
| files, sockets or setuid or setgid files.[20] 

So you need to repack, as somebody else already suggested, and upload
0.6+2.nosetgid-0.1 (or something equivalent).

Note that this issue isn't in the RM's sarge-release-policy, that policy
is less strict, it only requires packages to be able to
_autobuild_, that is, build fine in a normal autobuild environment
(non-root, sane environment, and _with_ clean executed first). Since
this 'only' violates Debian's package policy, the bug is still present,
but severity important.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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