[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Bug#806054: libappindicator: FTBFS when built with dpkg-buildpackage -A (No such file or directory)

Santiago Vila sanvila at debian.org
Tue Nov 24 15:26:43 UTC 2015

Package: src:libappindicator
Version: 0.4.92-3.1
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
test -x debian/rules
dh_installdirs -A 
mkdir -p "./build"
/usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/buildcore.mk:110: CDBS WARNING:    DEB_DH_BUILDDEB_ARGS is deprecated since 0.4.85
if test -e /usr/share/misc/config.guess ; then \
	for i in ./config.guess ; do \
		if ! test -e $i.cdbs-orig ; then \
			mv $i $i.cdbs-orig ; \
			cp --remove-destination /usr/share/misc/config.guess $i ; \
		fi ; \
	done ; \
if test -e /usr/share/misc/config.sub ; then \
	for i in ./config.sub ; do \
		if ! test -e $i.cdbs-orig ; then \
			mv $i $i.cdbs-orig ; \
			cp --remove-destination /usr/share/misc/config.sub $i ; \
		fi ; \
	done ; \

[... snipped ...]

dh_bugfiles -ppython-appindicator 
dh_install -ppython-appindicator  
dh_link -ppython-appindicator  
dh_installmime -ppython-appindicator 
dh_installgsettings -ppython-appindicator 
dh_gconf -ppython-appindicator 
dh_icons -ppython-appindicator 
PYTHON=`which python2.7` \
	/usr/bin/make -C build-python2.7/bindings/python install DESTDIR=/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>/debian/tmp
make[1]: *** build-python2.7/bindings/python: No such file or directory.  Stop.
debian/rules:42: recipe for target 'install-stamp-python2.7' failed
make: *** [install-stamp-python2.7] 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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