10 Mar 2002 xtifr   » (Journeyer)

Grr, I hate when things break for no apparent reason. Someone sent me a Russian translation of one of the text files in my WMMail deb package. So, I stick it in, and go to rebuild, and blammo, it won't build. What changed? Damndiffeyeno.

I do know my source didn't change. So, something in the build tools changed. Which scares me. Wonder how many other deb packages have magically stopped building when nobody was looking? Or maybe it's just me.

What I need to do is try on some other systems, preferably a debian-stable system. If that works (which it should), then I can examine it to see how it differs from the build that's failing on my box. Or so I hope. And so, a 10 minute job has turned into a many-hours job. Oh well, I've been in the biz long enough to know that that's just how things go sometimes.

But first, since this job is not a 10 minute job after all, maybe I'll go hunt down some real bugs first. My apologies to the Russians, but their translation just didn't end up as my top priority this week.

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