[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#839326: w3-dtd-mathml: FTBFS: dh_installxmlcatalogs: Unexpected debhelper version format

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at debian.org
Sat Oct 1 09:07:51 UTC 2016

Source: w3-dtd-mathml
Severity: serious
Tags: stretch sid
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: qa-ftbfs-20160930 qa-ftbfs
Justification: FTBFS on amd64


During a rebuild of all packages in sid, your package failed to build on

Relevant part (hopefully):
>  fakeroot debian/rules binary
> dh binary --parallel
>    dh_testroot
>    dh_prep
>    dh_installdirs
>    dh_auto_install
>    debian/rules override_dh_install
> make[1]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
> dh_install
> # until xml-core gets fixed
> dh_installxmlcatalogs
> dh_installxmlcatalogs: Unexpected debhelper version format
> debian/rules:6: recipe for target 'override_dh_install' failed
> make[1]: *** [override_dh_install] Error 255

If the failure looks somehow time/timezone related:
Note that this rebuild was performed without the 'tzdata' package
installed in the chroot. tzdata used be (transitively) part of
build-essential, but it no longer is. If this package requires it to
build, it should be added to build-depends. For the release team's
opinion on this, see

The full build log is available from:

A list of current common problems and possible solutions is available at
http://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/FTBFS . You're welcome to contribute!

About the archive rebuild: The rebuild was done on EC2 VM instances from
Amazon Web Services, using a clean, minimal and up-to-date chroot. Every
failed build was retried once to eliminate random failures.

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