[Build-common-hackers] Bug#439915: Bug#439915: Warning about Python policy breaks build process

Jussi Hakala jussi.hakala at hut.fi
Tue Oct 9 12:35:27 UTC 2007

Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I got that far, but I couldn't reproduce it.  Please show a real example.

$ apt-get source python-cddb=1.4-3
$ cd python-cddb-1.4
$ fakeroot debian/rules clean && debian/rules build && fakeroot 
debian/rules binary
/usr/share/cdbs/1/class/python-distutils.mk:104: *** unterminated call 
to function `warning': missing `)'.  Stop.

I did a little further digging and it seems that this won't happen with 
etch's version of make (3.81). However, if you use older version of make 
(3.80), the build will crash with the error above.

Even though this won't be a problem for etch and beyond (sarge has 
3.80), it would be nice if the cdbs makefiles would be compatible with 
older versions of make.

I came across this problem when using Scratchbox, which is using the 
sarge version of make.

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