dpkg-buildpackage -S doesn't find my orig.tar file

Asked by Tycho Andersen on 2012-02-25

Hi all,

I am trying to repackage a newer version of python-cairo with additional features compiled in. Unfortunately, dpkg-source can't seem to find my orig.tar file, even though it was built with dh_make --createorig (see the terminal session below for details). Can anyone point out what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance!

smitten:~/packages/python-cairo-1.10.2$ pwd
smitten:~/packages/python-cairo-1.10.2$ ls ../*orig*
smitten:~/packages/python-cairo-1.10.2$ dpkg-buildpackage -S
dpkg-buildpackage: export CFLAGS from dpkg-buildflags (origin: vendor): -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: export CPPFLAGS from dpkg-buildflags (origin: vendor):
dpkg-buildpackage: export CXXFLAGS from dpkg-buildflags (origin: vendor): -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: export FFLAGS from dpkg-buildflags (origin: vendor): -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: export LDFLAGS from dpkg-buildflags (origin: vendor): -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions
dpkg-buildpackage: source package pycairo
dpkg-buildpackage: source version 1.10.2-1ubuntu1
dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Tycho Andersen <email address hidden>
 dpkg-source --before-build python-cairo-1.10.2
 fakeroot debian/rules clean
dh clean
 dpkg-source -b python-cairo-1.10.2
dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (quilt)': no orig.tar file found
dpkg-buildpackage: error: dpkg-source -b python-cairo-1.10.2 gave error exit status 255
smitten:~/packages/python-cairo-1.10.2 255$ cat debian/control
Source: pycairo
Section: python
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Tycho Andersen <email address hidden>
XSBC-Original-Maintainer: Debian Python Modules Team <email address hidden>
Uploaders: Dave Beckett <email address hidden>, Torsten Marek <email address hidden>, Tycho Andersen <email address hidden>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7), cdbs (>= 0.4.90~), python-all-dev (>= 2.6.6-3~), python-all-dbg (>= 2.5.4-1~), libcairo2-dev (>= 1.8.6), python-sphinx
Standards-Version: 3.8.3
Homepage: http://cairographics.org/pycairo/
X-Python-Version: >= 2.5

Package: python-cairo
Architecture: any
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${python:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
Provides: ${python:Provides}
Description: Python bindings for the Cairo vector graphics library
 This package contains modules that allow you to use the Cairo vector
 graphics library in Python programs.

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a

Have you tried looking for a PPA:

One of those may have what you need already compiled.

Tycho Andersen (tycho-s) said : #2

smitten:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

I'm compiling python-cairo against a custom build of xpyb, so it's unlikely other builds will work. Thanks though.

mycae (mycae) said : #3

"debuild -S -us -uc" will tell you what the orig file it is looking for is called, so you don't have to guess.

either that or usin strace and grepping for open && orig.tar.gz (I think you can also filter in strace too, and that would be faster).

Im guessing you may be looking for pycairo?

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