[Pkg-e-devel] Bug#696806: ecore 1.2.0-2 fails to list recent binutils as build dependency

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Fri Dec 28 15:20:41 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-27 Ulrik Haugen <qha at lysator.liu.se> wrote:
> Package: ecore
> Version: 1.2.0-2

> I'm trying to build ecore 1.2.0-2 on stable but objcopy doesn't support
> '--compress-debug-sections'. Please see the attached build transcript
> for details (and please excuse the garbage in it from my prompt).
> Building and installing binutils 2.22-7.1 remedies the problem.

> This may very well be a bug in debhelper rather than your package but
> that's beyond my knowledge of Debian internals.


stable has debhelper 8.0.0, ecore requires v9. I assume you used a
backport debhelper. Which one? The bug is in the backport. The
official debhelper backport
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze-backports/debhelper does not use
the flags which are nort supported in stable's binutils.

cu andreas
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