[Build-common-hackers] Bug#724281: cdbs: license check a lot of time results in an error

Giulio Paci giuliopaci at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 10:01:18 UTC 2013

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.122
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

while packaging sptk (git://anonscm.debian.org/collab-maint/sptk.git) I
encountered a strange behaviour of the license check code.

Invoking the command:

DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE=1 fakeroot debian/rules pre-build

a copyright_newhints file is generated (most of the times) and an error is
reported. Running it again, after a clean, results in a different
copyright_newhints and a different error.

This is the first time I encounter this behaviour, so maybe I am doing
something wrong, but everything seems normal to me.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

cdbs depends on no packages.

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev  20130810.1

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts  2.13.3

-- no debconf information

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