Claws mail build fails because it can't find /lib/

James Westby jw+debian at
Wed Mar 2 17:12:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:37:06 -0500, Barry Warsaw <barry at> wrote:
> I've spent a couple of days on and off chasing an annoying bug in Claws Mail:
> I've got a hint of a fix from upstream[1], which I'm trying to build and test,
> but unfortunately, there's a little bit of yak shaving first.  The unchanged
> Natty package does not build for me either locally in an sbuild, or in a PPA.
> Claws was last built in the archive six weeks ago.  Since then, libgpg-error
> was rebuilt, and I think the linker changes landed.  I don't know whether
> either of those changes are related to the build failures in Claws, but it at
> least seems related.
> Note that there's a /usr/lib/ file and a
> /usr/lib/ file, but no /lib/ file.  I haven't
> yet been able to figure out why Claws' build wants to find it in /lib instead
> of /usr/lib.

libgpgme11-dev contains a .la file that references /lib/,
which is where this path is being picked up from.

It may be that gpgme1.0 (source package of libgpgme11-dev) needs a
rebuild to pick up the new path.



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