Bug#443039: libmatthew-java: FTBFS: Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Tue Sep 18 20:11:23 UTC 2007

On 18/09/07 at 13:20 +0100, Matthew Johnson wrote:
> reassign 443039 gjdoc
> merge 439468 443039
> thanks
> Lucas, you already reported this as #439468, and I already reassigned
> it and merged it with the other FTBFS that gjdoc is causing. I don't
> suppose your scripts could refrain from filing further bugs on the
> subject? If you feel there should be a serious bug filed against my
> package, could you assign the existing ones back, with justification,
> rather than filing new ones.

My script doesn't file any bug. I dunno why you think so. All bugs are
filed manually.

Your package failed to build again in a sid chroot updated yesterday. In
the same chroot, libcsv-java, libgtk-java, and gcj-4.2 built fine (all
of them used to fail because of gjdoc).

I'm not sure if the bug is in gjdoc or libmatthew-java, but I'm sure
that there was/is still a bug.

Interestingly, I just rebuilt your package on my laptop, and it built
fine *despite* a java.lang.NullPointerException from gjdoc.

Looking at the failure log more closely:
javadoc is called in 'debian/rules build', and this call resulted in a
"java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused" (internet is not
accessible from the systems where I run the build). But it seems that
this exception is ignored somehow.
Then javadoc is called again in 'debian/rules binary', this time
resulting in a java.lang.NullPointerException. This one seems fatal.

In the build that suceeded (on my laptop), javadoc is only called once
in 'debian/rules build'. It's never called in 'binary'.

Any idea why this behaviour differs like that?
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