Buildd's and pbuilder provide differing results

Loïc Minier loic.minier at
Mon Oct 12 23:48:03 BST 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009, Charlie Smotherman wrote:
> The package however FTBFS on the official ubuntu buildd's.

 It fails with:
pkgstriptranslations: processing control file: ./debian/rlpr/DEBIAN/control, package rlpr, directory ./debian/rlpr
pkgstriptranslations: rlpr does not contain translations, skipping
pkgstriptranslations: The following PO/POT files are empty. This is known to
cause trouble in the translation importer and generally indicates a package

dh_builddeb: dpkg-deb returned exit code 1

> How is one to know if a package will build successfully if the ubuntu
> buildd's, ppa builders, and pbuilder provide differing results?

 The pkgstriptranslations system is only needed on Ubuntu buildds; you
 can install the package in your development environment if you want to
 reproduce the failure.  You might have to enable stripping in an /etc
 config file.  Look at the files of the pkgbinarymangler package to
 get started.

> How is one to setup a local build system that mimics the ubuntu
> buildd's?  And yes I used --debootstrapopts --variant=buildd when
> setting up my pbuilder.

 --extrapackages pkgbinarymangler

 You might also want to check the pkg-create-dbgsym package which is
 also only on the Ubuntu buildds.

Loïc Minier

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