Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Re: Most Bazaar repo's out of date when I try and clone

On Nov 17, 2015 11:02 PM, "David Gilhooley" <[email protected]> wrote:
> 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trying to fix this bug, and trying to download this repository (I have been following this guide which I hope is not outdated).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

In my experience, these Ubuntu Distributed Development branches have been languishing for some time (many of them are stale due to various import errors).

Usually I'd use the pull-lp-source tool from the ubuntu-dev-tools package instead. You won't get the bzr commit history unfortunately, but you will get the latest source package without any problems.

$ pull-lp-source org-mode wily

Once you have the code you should be able to keep following that guide, I'm not aware of any other problems with it.

> Downloading the package for wily gives me the source code, but I am worried about the fact that it is out of date.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 I am not sure if this is due to the out-of-date status of the package.

You should try the latest code and see if you still get the same issue.

> some packages build and others simply refuse to.

Make sure you have all the build deps installed:

$ sudo apt-get build-dep org-mode