[Fingerforce-devel] Bug#806026: fprintd: FTBFS when built with dpkg-buildpackage -A (No such file or directory)

Santiago Vila sanvila at debian.org
Tue Nov 24 15:25:47 UTC 2015

Package: src:fprintd
Version: 0.6.0-1
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 --fail-missing --parallel
   dh_testroot -i -O--fail-missing -O--parallel
   dh_prep -i -O--fail-missing -O--parallel
   dh_auto_install -i -O--fail-missing -O--parallel
	make -j1 install DESTDIR=/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR=no
make[1]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
Making install in src
make[2]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/src'
make  install-am
make[3]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/src'
make[4]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/src'
 /bin/mkdir -p '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp/usr/sbin'
  /bin/bash ../libtool   --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c fprintd '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp/usr/sbin'
libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c fprintd /<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp/usr/sbin/fprintd
 /bin/mkdir -p '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp/usr/share/dbus-1/interfaces/'
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 net.reactivated.Fprint.Manager.xml net.reactivated.Fprint.Device.xml '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp/usr/share/dbus-1/interfaces/'
make[4]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/src'
make[3]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/src'
make[2]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/src'
Making install in data
make[2]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/data'

[... snipped ...]

make[1]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
   debian/rules override_dh_install
make[1]: Entering directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
dh_install -X .la -X .a
mkdir -p debian/libpam-fprintd/lib
mv debian/libpam-fprintd/usr/lib/* debian/libpam-fprintd/lib/
mv: cannot stat 'debian/libpam-fprintd/usr/lib/*': No such file or directory
debian/rules:32: recipe for target 'override_dh_install' failed
make[1]: *** [override_dh_install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
debian/rules:6: 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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