On Nov 17, 2015 11:02 PM, "David Gilhooley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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trying to fix this bug, and trying to download this repository (I have been following this guide which I hope is not outdated).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 Downloading the package for wily gives me the source code, but I am worried about the fact that it is out of date.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: *** [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 I am not sure if this is due to the out-of-date status of the package.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