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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Skrooge 0.5.0/brp-symlink Build fails
  • From: Ruediger Oertel <ro@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:44:44 +0200
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On Saturday 29 August 2009 22:14:57 Sascha 'saigkill' Manns wrote:
Hello Mates,

atm i'm getting the following Error. Does anyone know how to fix it?

okay, so you get:
ERROR: link target doesn't exist (neither in build root nor in installed
/usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/uk/skrooge/common ->

well, you are trying to package a symlink pointing to a nonexistant
file (or probably directory in this case).

usually I would:
- check if the link is really meant that way, otherwise fix it (or delete them
if wanted)
- check if the directory should be existing, if yes fix the makefiles as needed
- if the target is in a different package add it to buildrequires (unless you
create a buildreq-loop that way)

if nothing else helps, read /usr/lib/rpm/brp-symlink to see the variable you
to set to ignore errors.
- no, that is not a correct solution but a workaround
- no, for just that reason I'm not posting that variable name here ;)

with kind regards (mit freundlichem Grinsen),
Ruediger Oertel (ro@xxxxxxxxxx,ro@xxxxxxx,bugfinder@xxxxxxxxxxx)
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