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

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 POTFILES.in.

  • Idid that before and I get another error....
    – dlin
    Jul 28, 2012 at 20:32
  • Try adding to POTFILES.skip?
    – whiskers75
    Jul 28, 2012 at 20:36
  • It was my mistake..i copy/pasted the .ui file to the /po directory . I edited the POTFILES.in file and it works now :)
    – dlin
    Jul 28, 2012 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.
    – dlin
    Jul 28, 2012 at 19:39
  • Read the error message.
    – dobey
    Jul 29, 2012 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, 2012 at 13:51
  • 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, 2012 at 13:01
  • My point is that either you are having a problem with the clarity of the text in the error (in which case you're complaining about it), or you are asking someone to tell you do exactly what the error told you to do, which is pointless. This isn't the place to file bugs, and I told you to read the error again, and clarified that it had nothing to do with deb packaging, by telling you how to reproduce the error outside of the packaging tree.
    – dobey
    Jul 30, 2012 at 18:55

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