Build failing: dpkg-buildpackage died

Asked by mmbossoni

My package compiles ok for karmic and lucid. For maverick the compilation occurs ok, but the dpkg-buildpackage dies and do not create my package. What could I be doing wrong?

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Thanks in advance,

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mmbossoni (mmbossoni-gmail) said :

I figured out what was going wrong: dpkg build does not accept packages that put information in /usr/local.

I've changed the installation prefix to /usr and everything works now.

Anyway I think this is a bug. Put things in /usr/local should be allowed.

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LaMont Jones (lamont) said :

Debian (and therefore Ubuntu) packaging policy requires that packages not deliver files in /usr/local. See


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