[lsb-discuss] Problem with alien

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 15:05:18 PDT 2008

Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am currently rebuilding the driver packages which I have created for
>> testing to get LSB 3.2 packages. They needed some changes, as in LSB
>> 3.2 there is no buildenv chroot any more and so I have to build in the
>> actual system.
> Hopefully this will be "g/buildenv chroot/s/any more/yet/"
>> But now it seems that I have hit a bug in alien. I cannot convert one
>> package as alien is not generating the debian/changelog for it
>> correctly. 
> alien/dpkg is extraordinarily fussy about its changelog syntax (why?????
> it's a freaking changelog, why should it kill a build?) and if you 
> expect to convert with alien you need to follow their syntax exactly.
> several of us have run in to, and been irritated, by this in the past.
> I can't tell you exactly what it thinks is wrong, and how to fix,
> without seeing it (and maybe not even then).

You can download the package (both source and binary RPM) and its spec 
file via the links which I have posted in my original posting.

If anyone knows here how to make the %changelog correctly, please tell. 



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