[Pkg-ofed-devel] build failure #1 missing debian/.svn ?

Guy Coates gmpc at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Feb 24 12:29:07 UTC 2010

Benoit Mortier wrote:
> Le Wednesday 24 February 2010 13:00:13 Toru Nishimura, vous avez écrit :
>> Hi,
> Hello,
>> I followed the instruction described in URL;
>> http://pkg-ofed.alioth.debian.org/howto/infiniband-howto-2.html
>> and had some build failures.
>>  svn: 'debian' is not a working copy
>>  svn: Cann't open file 'debian/.svn/entries': No such file or directory
>>  Not started from the Trunk directory or not a valid SVN repository.
>> Aborting.
> on wich version of Debian do you build it ?
> what is the url you used for svn co ?


I came across this bug when doing the OFED 1.5 branch. Some of the
package rules files had this included in the clean target:

find $(CURDIR) -type d -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \

The break svn-buildpackage, as it need the .svn directories. That line
should not be needed, as dpkg-buildpackage is smart enough to ignore
.svn and .cvs directories.

I have not pushed the fixes into trunk yet.



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