[Debian-olpc-devel] Failure calling git-buildpackage
dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 3 23:43:29 UTC 2008
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On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:43:48PM +0100, Niklaus Giger wrote:
>I tried to follow the instructions
You can strip the last part: http://wiki.debian.org/Sugar
>However when I called git-buildpackage I got the following error:
>> Now signing changes and any dsc files...
>> signfile sugar-base_0.82.2-3.dsc Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>
>> gpg: skipped "Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>": secret key not available
>> gpg: [stdin]: clearsign failed: secret key not available
>> debsign: gpg error occurred! Aborting....
>> debuild: fatal error at line 1240:
>> running debsign failed
>> debuild -i\.git/ -I.git returned 29
>> Couldn't run 'debuild -i\.git/ -I.git'
>Has one to add "-us -uc" in order not to sign the packages (analog to
>make- kpkg)? At least it worked for me.
The proper approach is to create an additional changelog entry with
yourself as author.
Here's the command I use to create unofficial packages:
dch -D jonas -l ~0jones --force-distribution "Unofficial build..."
Above is for simple rebuilds without additional changes: the version is
kept right below the official version so that if I later upgrade the
official version replaces my unofficial one. For packages with hacks
added, I use the following slightly different command:
dch -D jonas -l .0.0jones --force-distribution "Unofficial build..."
This versions the local package right above official one, but below any
newer one - including NMUs.
Replace "jones" with a hint of your own - to distinguish your unofficial
packages from mine (should you ever want to mix with stuff from
If it doesn't put your name and email in the changelog entry, then you
may have to add some or all of the below (adapted, off course) to your
export DEBFULLNAME="Jonas Smedegaard"
export EMAIL="dr at jones.dk"
>If this is the correct solution, I am happy to update the wik if you do not
It's a wiki: Please adjust as you see fit.
I prefer if you update to properly add local changelog entry instead of
documenting how to ignore the author field of existing entry. But it's a
wiki - even ugly info is allowed there ;-)
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