[Build-common-hackers] Bug#586742: cdbs: dh_installdocs or option handling broken, causing FTBFS

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Jun 22 06:33:06 UTC 2010

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.85
Severity: important


I have a problem with latest cdbs, when building gtkhtml3.14:

debian/rules has:

DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_libgtkhtml$(API_VER)-dev += --no-act
DEB_INSTALL_CHANGELOGS_libgtkhtml$(API_VER)-dev += --no-act

when building, I get:

dh_installdocs -plibgtkhtml3.14-dev ./README ./NEWS ./TODO ./BUGS
cp: cannot stat `./AUTHORS--no-act': No such file or directory
dh_installdocs: cp -a ./AUTHORS--no-act
debian/libgtkhtml3.14-dev/usr/share/doc/libgtkhtml3.14-dev returned exit
code 1

so either the code handling dh_installdocs is broken, either the code
managing the option is (which, looking at the changelog, might be the
case). I'm still not sure of the severity, but if it involves other
options and other packages, it'll lead to multiple FTBFS so the
severity might need to be raised.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.9.1      helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20100122.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.64    scripts to make the life of a Debi
pn  doc-base                      <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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