Bug#842786: numix-icon-theme: FTBFS (dpkg-source can't extract orig tarball)

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 2 03:14:48 UTC 2016

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 5:57 AM, Santiago Vila <sanvila at debian.org> wrote:
> The original tarball does not contain any directories:
> $ tar tvf numix-icon-theme_0~20160619.217701b.orig.tar.xz | grep ^d
> [ no output at all ]

I think your syntax is wrong because the original tarball definitely
does contain directories: your log snippet itself shows 9 directories!
But why only 9? there's a lot more directories than that. A silly
question, but have you tried the build a second time, in case perhaps
the tarball you downloaded got corrupted or something?

I don't particularly like the code in debian/rules that's used the
create the original tarball; instead I'd prefer if uscan could gain
native git snapshot support [1] or if the numix-icon-theme developers
would actually tag releases [2]. As I commented in debian/rules, the
code is inspired by what I found other packages doing. I will replace
mine with simpler code if someone wants to submit it.

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/811565
[2] https://github.com/numixproject/numix-icon-theme/issues/1089


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