Bug#648621: [libglib2.0-dev] need dh_python2 call update

gregory hainaut gregory.hainaut at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 05:41:07 UTC 2016

Package: libglib2.0-dev
Version:  2.42.1-1

Dear Maintainer,

I try the Riku's patch above (glib-ma-fixed.patch). Disclaimer, I rebase
 the patch myself so maybe I break it. Anyway, I manage to broke dpkg install.
 Here some information that I hope would be useful and avoid the same failure as me.

Dpkg error:
(Reading database ... 237158 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing libglib2.0-dev:i386 (2.42.1-2) ...
dpkg-query: error: --listfiles needs a valid package name but 'libglib2.0-dev' is not: ambiguous package name 'libglib2.0-dev' with more than one installed instance

Use --help for help about querying packages.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/pyclean", line 117, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/pyclean", line 101, in main
    pfiles = set(dpf.filter_out_ext(pfiles, ('.so',)))
  File "/usr/share/python/debpython/files.py", line 77, in filter_out_ext
    for fn in files:
  File "/usr/share/python/debpython/namespace.py", line 77, in add_namespace_files
    for fn in files:
  File "/usr/share/python/debpython/files.py", line 53, in from_package
    raise Exception("cannot get content of %s" % package_name)
Exception: cannot get content of libglib2.0-dev
dpkg: error processing package libglib2.0-dev:i386 (--purge):

I try to debug it. I think it is related to the content of prerm script. As you can
see it uses a dpkg call without the architecture information (:amd64)
cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/libglib2.0-dev:amd64.prerm
set -e

# Automatically added by dh_python2:
if which pyclean >/dev/null 2>&1; then
	pyclean -p libglib2.0-dev 
	dpkg -L libglib2.0-dev | grep \.py$ | while read file
		rm -f "${file}"[co] >/dev/null

# End automatically added section

Based on the comment I think it is related to those 2 lines in the rule file.
	dh_python2 -plibglib2.0-dev /usr/share/glib-2.0/codegen

I'm gussing it must be somewhat contain :arch (maybe $(DEV_PKG)).

As a side note, it would be very nice to have a multiarch glib-dev package for the next release.

Best regards,

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