[Aptitude-devel] aptitude 0.6.6-1 available on mentors.d.n

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 07:18:22 UTC 2012

On 28 March 2012 07:03, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
>> 2012/3/27 Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org>:
>> >> These are used only by the dh commands in debian/rules and
>> >> so work fine.
>> >
>> > And it actually FTBFS if you add the "export".
> Yes.
> I took the current package from mentors, built it in pbuilder. Built
> fine. Added just the "export" in front of that line and it FTBFS at
> dh_auto_configure (in pbuilder again). I removed the "export" again
> and it built fine again.
> I didn't investigate further why, but I expect that to be should
> reproducible.

Ok.  So after some actual checking by building with various tweaks to
debian/rules, looks like 'export' is needed here -- my mistake.  I had
previously checked this though presumed that because the default
hardening flags were passing through that everything was fine.

Using pbuilder with export I am getting the same problems during
configure, but it happens at different stages each time.  I am trying
to sort this out now and will prepare a -2 release when I have it

FTR I have seen it fail here:

checking for suffix of object files... configure: error: in
configure: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile

and, in another run, the previous check passed and it failed later:

checking whether ept/axi exists... no
configure: error: in `/tmp/buildd/aptitude-0.6.6/build-curses':
configure: error: Can't figure out how to access the ept Xapian database.

so.. quite strange.

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