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

Giulio Paci giuliopaci at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 10:44:33 UTC 2013

Dear Vasudev,

On 24/09/2013 05:32, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM, Giulio Paci <giuliopaci at gmail.com> wrote:
>> By the way, today I noticed the same behaviour while packaging another
>> software. In this case I am not regenerating autoconf files at all, so I
>> think this is a real bug.
> I disagree on this I and Jonas use copyright check on several of our
> packages and never have encountered this problem! Looks like something
> else is wrong here. As Jonas says more information will help.

In the following "fail" = "produce a slightly different result almost
every time".

I am also using this feature on several of my packages, usually without
any issue.
Moreover I do not remember that this package (sptk) failed in the past
on the same systems where it is failing now (without some of the latest
updates to both devscripts and cdbs).
In addition it is not failing on Jonas computer, while it is failing on
two of my systems.
The "licensecheck" line is failing even when invoked from the command
line on a clean source tree.

I agree that there is something wrong, but what? If the license check
code is working on your systems with the sptk package, what is the
difference between my systems and yours? If it is not working on your
systems, what is the problem with that package?

On one of the failing systems I am using:
cdbs 0.4.122
devscripts 2.13.3

My locale is it_IT.UTF-8, but I also tried invoking the command with
LC_ALL=C and was still failing.

I have no access to the other system now, but I guess it is the same
configuration (the only difference could be in the cdbs version).


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