Help with pbuilder: can't exec pyversions

John Kim johnkim.ubuntu at
Fri Aug 9 15:11:59 UTC 2013

2013년 08월 08일 22:37, Charlie Smotherman 쓴 글:
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM, John Kim <johnkim.ubuntu at
> <mailto:johnkim.ubuntu at>> wrote:
>     Hi motu,
>     This is John Kim. I'm currently packaging pylang [1], but I've
>     encountered some pbuilder problems. Lintian gave no errors, but in
>     pbuilder, something was wrong.
>     See here for the post on ubuntuforums. I would appreciate any help.
> with not being able to look at debian/rules and debian/control I'm
> guessing you may not have python-dev installed?
> If you are building for both python2 and python3 have a look at pybuild :)
> -- 
> Charlie 

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for helping me out. I added python-dev as a build-depends.

debian/control (*bold* - just added)

    Source: pylangSee my latest
    Section: x11
    Priority: extra
    Maintainer: John Kim <johnkim.ubuntu at>
    Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 8.0.0),***/python-dev/*, python2.7
    X-Python-Version: >= 2.6
    Standards-Version: 3.9.4
    #Vcs-Git: git://

    Package: pylang
    Architecture: any
    Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, ${python:Depends}
    Description: Practice Languages
     Complete the sentence with random words in English, Spanish, etc.

debian/control (a typical one, didn't change anything)

    #!/usr/bin/make -f
    # -*- makefile -*-
    # Sample debian/rules that uses debhelper.
    # This file was originally written by Joey Hess and Craig Small.
    # As a special exception, when this file is copied by dh-make into a
    # dh-make output file, you may use that output file without restriction.
    # This special exception was added by Craig Small in version 0.37 of

    # Uncomment this to turn on verbose mode.
    #export DH_VERBOSE=1

        dh $@

See my latest post on the forum thread on the new source of error. I
think I will need to add DistAutoUtils as a depends, but the developer
doesn't want it that way.  If that's the case, is there a workaround? 

John Kim
Ubuntu QA & Doc Contributor
johnkim.ubuntu at

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