Help with packaging Herwig++. Won't build.

Joseph Smidt josephsmidt at
Sat Nov 22 01:08:26 GMT 2008


     Thanks a bunch.  I really appreciate it.

                 Joseph Smidt

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:

> Joseph Smidt wrote:
>> Hello,
>>      I am new at packaging and would like to become motu once I get good at
>> it.  In the meantime I am trying to package various science packages
>> used in high energy physics and could use some help with Herwig++.  The
>> package can be viewed from my PPA:
>>      The problem with the package is it won't build.  I get this error:
>> dpkg-shlibdeps: failure: no dependency information found for
>> /usr/lib/ThePEG/ (used by
>> debian/herwigpp/usr/bin/Herwig++).
>> dh_shlibdeps: command returned error code 512
>> make: *** [binary-arch] Error 1
>>      I don't know what "dh_shlibdeps: command returned error code 512"
>> means. Furthermore I am confused it complains about no dependency on
>> ThePeg since I have it as a dependence in the control file.
> That's a bug in the 'thepeg' package in your ppa, it's not providing an shlibs
> control file. You need to call dh_makeshlibs in debian/rules, but it's commented
> out.
> You can read more information about the shlibs system at [1].
> Cheers,
> Emilio
> [1]

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