Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Most Bazaar repo's out of date when I try and clone

Hello,

I'm pretty new to bugfixing in Ubuntu and I have been having very strange problems when trying to get the source code.

Specifically I have been trying to fix this bug, and trying to download this repository (I have been following this guide which I hope is not outdated). Running the following command

  bzr branch lp:ubuntu/wily/org-mode

gives me a 

  Packaging branch status: OUT-OF-DATE

and trying to download the version for vivid gives

bzr: ERROR: Revision {[email protected]} not present in "Graph(StackedParentsProvider(bzrlib.repository._LazyListJoin(([CachingParentsProvider(None)], []))))".

Downloading the package for wily gives me the source code, but I am worried about the fact that it is out of date. When I try and build the package using the tutorials steps  pbuilder fails with the below message

./org.texi:6678:  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
Transcript written on org.log.
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: pdfetex exited with bad status, quitting.
Makefile:291: recipe for target 'doc/org.pdf' failed
make[1]: *** [doc/org.pdf] Error 1

I am not sure if this is due to the out-of-date status of the package. I have been having this problem with many of the other bugs from ubuntu-papercuts and I am not sure if it is a problem with my workflow or with the packages themselves. I have been following all of the documentation I can find, but some packages build and others simply refuse to.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I appreciate any help and direction that can be given.

Best,
David