Bug#634557: slcfitsio: FTBFS: configure: error: unable to find the cfitsio library and header file fitsio.h

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Tue Jul 19 06:30:36 UTC 2011

Source: slcfitsio
Version: 0.3.8+nosvn-4
Severity: serious
Tags: wheezy sid
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: qa-ftbfs-20110718 qa-ftbfs
Justification: FTBFS on amd64


During a rebuild of all packages in sid, your package failed to build on

Relevant part:
>  debian/rules build
> test -x debian/rules
> mkdir -p "."
> if test -e /usr/share/misc/config.guess ; then \
> 		for i in ./autoconf/config.guess ; do \
> 			if ! test -e $i.cdbs-orig ; then \
> 				mv $i $i.cdbs-orig ; \
> 				cp --remove-destination /usr/share/misc/config.guess $i ; \
> 			fi ; \
> 		done ; \
> 	fi
> if test -e /usr/share/misc/config.sub ; then \
> 		for i in ./autoconf/config.sub ; do \
> 			if ! test -e $i.cdbs-orig ; then \
> 				mv $i $i.cdbs-orig ; \
> 				cp --remove-destination /usr/share/misc/config.sub $i ; \
> 			fi ; \
> 		done ; \
> 	fi
> touch debian/stamp-autotools-files
> chmod a+x /build/slcfitsio-9ORH85/slcfitsio-0.3.8+nosvn/./configure
> mkdir -p .
> cd . &&   CFLAGS="-g -O2 -g -O2 -Wall" CXXFLAGS="-g -O2 -g -O2 -Wall" CPPFLAGS="" LDFLAGS="" /build/slcfitsio-9ORH85/slcfitsio-0.3.8+nosvn/./configure --build=x86_64-linux-gnu  --prefix=/usr --includedir="\${prefix}/include" --mandir="\${prefix}/share/man" --infodir="\${prefix}/share/info" --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir="\${prefix}/lib/slcfitsio" --srcdir=. --disable-maintainer-mode --disable-dependency-tracking --disable-silent-rules    
> checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> checking for ranlib... ranlib
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> checking for egrep... grep -E
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of executables... 
> checking for suffix of object files... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
> checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
> checking for library containing strerror... none required
> checking for AIX... no
> checking C compiler that understands ANSI prototypes... gcc looks ok.  Good.
> checking for ANSI C header files... yes
> checking for sys/types.h... yes
> checking for sys/stat.h... yes
> checking for stdlib.h... yes
> checking for string.h... yes
> checking for memory.h... yes
> checking for strings.h... yes
> checking for inttypes.h... yes
> checking for stdint.h... yes
> checking for unistd.h... yes
> checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
> checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
> checking for dlfcn.h... yes
> checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
> checking for X... no
> checking for the slang library and header files ... yes: /usr/lib and /usr/include
> checking for the cfitsio library and header files fitsio.h... no
> configure: error: unable to find the cfitsio library and header file fitsio.h
> make: *** [debian/stamp-autotools] Error 1

The full build log is available from:

A list of current common problems and possible solutions is available at 
http://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/FTBFS . You're welcome to contribute!

About the archive rebuild: The rebuild was done on about 50 AMD64 nodes
of the Grid'5000 platform, using a clean chroot.  Internet was not
accessible from the build systems.

| Lucas Nussbaum
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