[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#807331: Bug#807331: samba: Fails to build from source when not being able to download docbook.xsl

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at jelmer.uk
Mon Dec 7 14:03:56 UTC 2015

On Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 02:54:57PM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Package: samba
> Version: 2:4.1.21+dfsg-2
> Severity: serious
> Justification: fails to build from source (sometimes)
> Hello!
> The samba package fails to build from source when it can't download the external
> stylesheet docbook.xsl which is downloaded from sourceforge.net:
> Checking for stylesheet http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/manpages/docbook.xsl : not found
> and consequently won't build the manpages which then results in:
> #Remove unused vfstest manpage as there is no more vfstest apparently
> rm /<<BUILDDIR>>/samba-4.1.21+dfsg/debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1/vfstest.1
> rm: cannot remove '/<<BUILDDIR>>/samba-4.1.21+dfsg/debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1/vfstest.1': No such file or directory
> debian/rules:93: recipe for target 'override_dh_install' failed
> make[1]: *** [override_dh_install] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/<<BUILDDIR>>/samba-4.1.21+dfsg'
> debian/rules:69: recipe for target 'binary' failed
> make: *** [binary] Error 2
> dpkg-buildpackage: error: fakeroot debian/rules binary gave error exit status 2
> I'm not sure why exactly the download of the stylesheet fails. It fails on the
> sparc64 and x32 buildds and on my personal sbuild amd64 chroot, all of them
> are up-to-date. Since I can download the stylesheet from the very same machine
> I am using for amd64 builds:

Are you sure that it is actually attempting to download the file from a remote
server? The docbook-xsl package should make sure that it is just using a local
copy of that file, even when Samba is referencing the URL.

The root cause is probably this bug: http://bugs.debian.org/750593



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