Bug#395925: gst-plugins0.8: Messes with .diff.gz and no longer rebuilds

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Sat Oct 28 23:13:39 CEST 2006

On Sat, Oct 28, 2006, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> tar xvzf gstreamer0.8_0.8.12.orig.tar.gz
> cd gst-plugins-0.8.12
> zcat ../gst-plugins0.8_0.8.12-5.diff.gz | patch -p1

 Please *always* use dpkg-source -x instead.

> 1) debuild - builds fine
> 2) fakeroot make -f debian/rules clean   - takes a while, but suceeds

 This is inconsistent with my own tests, but we will see with the new
 version I am preparing.

> >  If this is true, this is a real bug, but not of very important severity
> >  either.  Since I have some doubts on how you extracted the package, I
> >  would prefer if you could confirm which of the problems I described you
> >  really have.
> My main issue was that I could not build the package twice in a row
> (very useful for debugging). This only would probably (in my scale) be
> "normal". I chose "important" becaue additionally I had to retrieve
> the diff.gz again. Of course, please choose the severity appropriate
> for you.

 You can rebuild it with "debuild -nc" (-nc is for dpkg-buildpackage, it
 means to not clean, which I would recommend when debugging stuff).  You
 would also obviously be able to call "make" directly as well.

Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>

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