[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
Wed Sep 25 23:49:57 UTC 2013

Il 24/09/2013 12:44, Giulio Paci ha scritto:
> 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).

I just checked and both the systems have the same package versions.

I also checked that the issue happens also with a package (shotdetect) that was working fine a couple of weeks ago.


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