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I have followed this tutorial on how to make a .deb package from source(tar.gz) and at the final build command dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot

However I get this error at the bottom:

make[2]: Entering directory '/home/user/packages/tympanus/tympanus-1.0.1/src'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for 'check'.
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/user/packages/tympanus/tympanus-1.0.1/src'
Making check in po
make[2]: Entering directory '/home/user/packages/tympanus/tympanus-1.0.1/po'
INTLTOOL_EXTRACT=/usr/bin/intltool-extract srcdir=. /usr/bin/intltool-update --gettext-package tympanus --pot
rm -f missing notexist
srcdir=. /usr/bin/intltool-update -m
The following files contain translations and are currently not in use. Please
consider adding these to the file, located in the po/ directory.


If some of these files are left out on purpose then please add them to
POTFILES.skip instead of A file 'missing' containing this list
of left out files has been written in the current directory.
if [ -r missing -o -r notexist ]; then \
      exit 1; \
make[2]: *** [check] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/user/packages/tympanus/tympanus-1.0.1/po'
make[1]: *** [check-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/user/packages/tympanus/tympanus-1.0.1'
dh_auto_test: make -j1 check returned exit code 2
make: *** [build] Error 29
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2

Help is GREATLY appreciated!I need to fix this issue as fast as possible..

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To clarify; add src/tympanis.ui to

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Idid that before and I get another error.... – Rrjrjtlokrthjji Jul 28 '12 at 20:32
Try adding to POTFILES.skip? – whiskers75 Jul 28 '12 at 20:36
It was my mistake..i copy/pasted the .ui file to the /po directory . I edited the file and it works now :) – Rrjrjtlokrthjji Jul 28 '12 at 20:39

I think the error is pretty clear about what you need to do there. :)

If you run make check in your source tree, when building outside of trying to package a .deb, you should get the same error.

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-1 your answer is not even a answer, you just say "its pretty clear" nothing more. – Rrjrjtlokrthjji Jul 28 '12 at 19:39
Read the error message. – dobey Jul 29 '12 at 13:48
More appropriately, my answer is in the question itself, as you pasted it there; and I wrote that error message, as a maintainer/author of intltool. :) – dobey Jul 29 '12 at 13:51
Good to hear you are the maintainer but still it would be much better to tell me what to do, as I was asking for an answer and not a comment :) – Rrjrjtlokrthjji Jul 29 '12 at 18:06
I gave you the answer. You pasted it in your your question, so I don't see much point in simply duplicating that in an answer. Giving a bounty for a comment isn't great either, which exactly what you did. – dobey Jul 30 '12 at 13:01

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