[arch-general] problem with fakeroot

Karolina Lindqvist karolina.lindqvist at kramnet.se
Wed Feb 20 07:19:25 EST 2008

tisdag 19 februari 2008 skrev Attila:
> On Montag, 18. Februar 2008 22:26 Karolina Lindqvist wrote:
> > No, it aborts after that.
> Your announcement makes me a little bit nervous about fakeroot so i make
> the same as you. Makepkg runs well under a normal instead i have 4 of your
> messages about libfakeroot.
> > It does say ERROR:, even though the text says ignored, so I think ld.so,
> > or whatever says it, is returning an error code.
> Okay, compiling kdelibs is not very fast but trying a second time with
> writing a logfile (makepkg 2>&1 | tee build.log) is from my view a better
> idea than running makepkg under root acount.
> See you, Attila

I digged a little bit deeper to find the problem.

The short story is that fakeroot sets LD_PRELOAD="libfakeroot.so", but should 
be LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/libfakeroot/libfakeroot.so" to make it work.

The long story:
I don't use stock kdelibs, since it can't handle flash properly, but I am 
using a later snapshot which can. Therefore I also have to do a "make -f 
admin/Makefile.common dist", but it should not make any difference?
Wrong, it does.
It turns out that when meinproc is called, in the build process, it sets its 
own LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which in turn comes from "xslt-config --libs". 
libfakeroot.so which is needed is not in that path, which includes /usr/lib 
but not  /usr/lib/libfakeroot/libfakeroot.so  and therefore it cannot be 

What is actually causing the delivered configure etc. files to work, but not 
the generated, and thus more adapted to archlinux, I don't know. But there is 
some difference somewhere.

I would vote for that fakeroot should give a proper LD_PRELOAD with path, or 
that libfakeroot.so is moved to /usr/lib, and that is the problem and the 


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