[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#806018: docbook-xsl-saxon: FTBFS when built with dpkg-buildpackage -A (No such file or directory)

Santiago Vila sanvila at debian.org
Tue Nov 24 15:25:29 UTC 2015

Package: src:docbook-xsl-saxon
Version: 1.00.dfsg.1-5
User: sanvila at debian.org
Usertags: binary-indep
Severity: important

Dear maintainer:

I tried to build this package with "dpkg-buildpackage -A"
(i.e. only architecture-independent packages), and it failed:

 fakeroot debian/rules binary-indep
dh binary-indep --buildsystem=ant --with=javahelper --parallel
   dh_testroot -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_prep -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_auto_install -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   jh_installjavadoc -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_installdocs -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_installchangelogs -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_installexamples -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_perl -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   dh_link -i -O--buildsystem=ant -O--parallel
   debian/rules override_jh_installlibs
make[1]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
jh_installlibs -pdocbook-xsl-saxon --upstream-version=1.00
dh_nativejava -pdocbook-xsl-saxon-gcj
dh_nativejava: No packages to build.
Couldn't unlink  : No such file or directory at /usr/bin/dh_nativejava line 92.
END failed--call queue aborted at /usr/bin/dh_nativejava line 272.
debian/rules:35: recipe for target 'override_jh_installlibs' failed
make[1]: *** [override_jh_installlibs] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
debian/rules:25: recipe for target 'binary-indep' failed
make: *** [binary-indep] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: error: fakeroot debian/rules binary-indep gave error exit status 2

Sorry not to have a fix, as I am reporting many bugs similar to
this one, but I can give some general hints:

* If all the arch-independent packages are dummy transitional packages
released with jessie, the easy fix is to drop them now.
* If not, debian/rules should be modified so that the binary-indep
target works in all cases, even when binary-arch is not used (this is
what the "Architecture: all" autobuilder does). For that:
* If you are using debhelper, you might want to use options -a and -i
for dh_* commands so that they do not act on packages they do not
have to act.

* Also, if you are using dh, the (independently) optional targets
override_dh_foo-arch and override_dh_foo-indep (for several values
of "foo") may be useful to write a debian/rules which behaves exactly
as desired.

After checking that both "dpkg-buildpackage -A" and "dpkg-buildpackage -B"
work properly, this package will be suitable to be uploaded in
source-only form if you wish (you might want to try it).


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