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Title: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2 [SOLVED]
Post by: gijii on October 12, 2008, 11:08:11 am
Hi all,

I am configuring my new SOHO Deluxe 5.9.1.
I am trying to compile some programs.
While compiling Kino 1.3.2, when I checkinstall -L I receive the following message:

tar:<some directory somewhere>: Cannot utime: No such file or directory

I googled around but I did not find something useful to address this issue.
Does anybody know the reason of this error message?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2
Post by: Masta on October 12, 2008, 11:50:07 am
It helps better to know the output more accurately. I am assuming, that you'll need to make <some directory somewhere>, then try the checkinstall again.

For what it's worth, this application is included on the MMBD.
Title: Re: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2
Post by: gijii on October 12, 2008, 12:22:13 pm
I know that Kino 1.3.0 is included in the MMBD.  Since the 1.3.2 version is a bugfix version and since I am doing a fresh install, I was willing to have the system most up to date.
Regarding the <some directory somewhere > I omitted that because that message refers to not just one line but to many lines and I did not believed useful to past all of them.
Anyway, I tried again to compile it, but instead of checkinstall -L to make a package I just made a "make install". No errors and Kino 1.3.2 compiled and working.
I suspected that Checkinstall could be involved in this problem because I tried to compile other packages and I encountered a lot of problems. So far, I have always used Vector/Slackware because they are very good environments to compile programs.
Do you think that my idea that the problem can be in Checkinstall is right?

Title: Re: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2
Post by: caitlyn on October 12, 2008, 02:23:44 pm
More likely it's something you have given to checkinstall, i.e. a syntax error in an option.  I used to use checkinstall all the time until VL demanded that packages submitted for the repo be built with a standard script.  I still use it for packages I won't be submitting and anytime I have had an error it was an error I made rather than a bug in checkinstall. 

Again, if you want us to understand this you need to post the command you issued and the full output.  Otherwise I don't see how anyone can figure it out.  Bottom line:  if make install worked then checkinstall can work as well.
Title: Re: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2
Post by: rbistolfi on October 12, 2008, 04:46:07 pm
Try checkinstall -L --fstrans=no
Title: Re: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2
Post by: gijii on October 14, 2008, 03:14:05 pm
I used the suggested option for checkinstall
checkinstall -L --fstrans=no

Kino compiled correctly and works fine.
Could anybody explain the reason of the --fstrans=no option?
Should I use it for every package?
Thanks rbistolfi
Title: Re: Error while compiling Kino 1.3.2
Post by: rbistolfi on October 14, 2008, 09:06:16 pm
It's about a bug that prevents checkinstall to work in Slacware 12 and its derivatives as VectorLinux 5.9
More info here: http://www.asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/