[ubuntu/karmic] mplayer 2:1.0~rc3+svn20090426-1ubuntu1 (Accepted)

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Sun Jun 7 21:20:16 BST 2009

Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> writes:

> Hello Reinhard,

Thanks for your answer, Martin,

> Reinhard Tartler [2009-06-07 18:47 +0200]:
>> dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${misc:Depends}
>> dpkg-gencontrol: internal error: field Section has blank lines >video
>> 	  ttf-freefont,
>> 	  netselect | fping,
>> 	  bzip2,
>> 	  fontconfig
>> 	 ,
>> 	  mplayer-doc (<< 1.0~rc3+svn20090426-1)<
>> Error: parsed ddeb section or priority is empty
> This comes from this code in pkg-create-dbgsym:
> |ddebsection=`grep '^Section:' $dp/DEBIAN/control | cut -f2- -d\ `
> |ddebpriority=`grep '^Priority:' $dp/DEBIAN/control | cut -f2- -d\ `
> |
> |[ -n "$ddebsection" -a -n "$ddebpriority" ] || {
> |    echo "Error: parsed ddeb section or priority is empty" >&2
> So for some reason, mencoder/DEBIAN/control was misgenerated. I
> checked the control file in
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc3+svn20090426-1ubuntu1.diff.gz 
> and it looks okay to me.
> The internal error before is weird, though: It says that the Section:
> field was misparsed somehow. Do you have a local build at hand and can
> check how debian/mencoder/DEBIAN/control looks like? (Sorry, can't
> check it myself right now, just flying by).

I've built it again on my laptop, there the grep succeed successfully,
my debian/mencoder/DEBIAN/control file look just fine.

> It could also be a weird side effect/race condition because of
> parallel builds, apparently debian/rules attemps to do that?

No, in fact, this rules file even disables parallel building by


in line 10.

I'm inclined to just retry the build and pretend the buildd caught a
cold while building the package.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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