[arch-dev-public] packages in core that don't build from PKGBUILD

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Aug 29 02:35:29 EDT 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 7:17 PM, Andrea Scarpino <bash.lnx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi ML,
>> I'm trying to rebuild core repo with pacbuilder and I watched some
>> packages doesn't rebuild from PKGBUILD
>> packages list:
>> cpio: make fail
>> device-mapper: source tarball not found
>> gcc: make fail
>> gcc-libs: make fail
>> iptables: make fail
>> libldap: make fail
>> libpcap: source tarball not found
>> lvm2: source tarball not found
>> ntfs-3g: source tarball not found
>> popt: connection refused
>> wpa_supplicant: require kernel<2.6.26   !!!
>> for some of these the problem is easy to solve, the others I think
>> need patch for gcc4.3
> Yeah, we have a lot of "source not found" issues in extra too. I was
> working on the source tarball generation script a little today, and am
> going to configure it to dump to the ML when source is not found.
> Just a quick question for ya though - what is pacbuilder? Is it an
> automated build tool? If so, I think gcc and gcc-libs have odd
> bootstrapping requirements when building. Perhaps Jan or Andy can
> enlighten us a little?

gcc-libs and gcc failures will probably be due to needing a de_DE 
locale.  From their PKGBUILDS:

  if ! locale -a | grep ^de_DE; then
    echo "You need the de_DE locale to build gcc."
    return 1


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