[maemo-developers] dpkg: serious warning: files list .......

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Feb 19 19:04:34 EET 2007
On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 09:18:34PM +0100, Visti Andresen wrote:
> Hi, I succeeded in building my first .deb package.
> I created the control file and friends manually, I looked at the source of maemopadplus for "inspiration".
> Using the "Application manager" the package installs and uninstalls without any problems.
> But when I use dpkg I get the following message:
> dpkg -i n770-fire_0.1_armel.deb 
> Selecting previously deselected package n770-fire.
> (Reading database ... 
> dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `armel' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.

That's not good.

> 12900 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking n770-fire (from n770-fire_0.1_armel.deb) ...
> Setting up n770-fire (0.1) ...
> "dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot" creates a debian/files file containing:
> n770-fire_1.2_armel.deb user/games optional

That's not good either.

> I was wondering if anyone knows which newbie mistake I made?

We can't tell without looking at your source code (especially the
debian/ directory).

Marius Gedminas
Never trust a smiling Gates.
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