mate-screensaver build error

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at
Sat May 10 14:20:56 UTC 2014

On 05/10/2014 03:55 PM, Vangelis Mouhtsis wrote:
> dh_install --fail-missing
> dh_install: etc/pam.d/mate-screensaver exists in debian/tmp but is not
> installed to anywhere
> dh_install: missing files, aborting
> (...)
> Please check it and guide me what to commit.

Well, the error message is actually quite concise :). It tells you
that the file etc/pam.d/mate-screensaver is copied into the temporary
staging directory for the package but you are not telling dh_install
into which package this file is supposed to be installed.

So, if you know where /etc/pam.d/mate-screensaver belongs to, you
add the filename to the debian/<package>.install file (<package>
being the name of the package where /etc/pam.d/mate-screensaver
should be copied into) and the error should go away and the package
should build fine.


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