[aur-general] hsftp build error

Gergely Imreh imrehg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 02:27:40 EDT 2009

2009/6/3 Abhishek Dasgupta <abhidg at gmail.com>:
> 2009/6/3 Nathan Owe. <ndowens04 at gmail.com>:
>> well i thought hsftp is working but i get this error :
>> The following are set in config.h
>>  pty/tty type:               GLIBC
>> /bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /usr/bin
>>  /bin/install -c -s -m 755 hsftp /usr/bin/hsftp
>> /bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/bin/hsftp': Permission
>>  denied make: *** [install-binPROGRAMS] Error 1
>> ==> ERROR: Build Failed.
>>    Aborting...
>> Error: Makepkg was unable to build hsftp package.
> Some notes on the PKGBUILD:
> - You needn't put variables which are empty, that'll make
>  the PKGBUILD shorter.
> - The description should not start with the package name
>  as it is redundant information.
> - license is an array. (use namcap to check the PKGBUILDs)
> - $startdir/src is deprecated, one should use $srcdir now.
> The PKGBUILD is trying to install stuff into .usr/bin which
> is not allowed as you are running makepkg as a non-root
> user. Most probably the Makefile uses some variable other
> than DESTDIR to determine the location of installed packages.
> --
> Abhishek

+1 for all of the above, and the particular fix you need is defining
the directories manually. Check the makefile, or as example of another
package that needed this check "tcc". Here you go:

# Maintainer: Nathan Owe. <ndowens04 at yahoo.com>
pkgdesc="An ftp emulator that looks as an ftp session, but uses ssh to
transport commands and data."

build() {
  cd ${srcdir}/${pkgname}-${pkgver}
  ./configure --prefix=/usr
  make || return 1
  make bindir=${pkgdir}/usr/bin mandir=${pkgdir}/usr/share/man \
     install || return 1

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