Debian Bug report logs - #391234
python2.3: FTBFS : mv: cannot overwrite directory `debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1'

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Package: python2.3; Maintainer for python2.3 is (unknown);

Reported by: Pierre Machard <>

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 16:33:06 UTC

Severity: serious

Tags: patch

Found in version python2.3/2.3.5-15

Fixed in version python2.3/2.3.5-16

Done: Matthias Klose <>

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From: Pierre Machard <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: python2.3: FTBFS : mv: cannot overwrite directory `debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1'
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 18:11:52 +0200
Package: python2.3
Version: 2.3.5-15
Severity: serious


python2.3 fails to build from sources on pbuilder


mkdir debian/tmp/usr/lib/python2.3/test
cp -p Lib/test/{{regrtest,test_support,__init__,pystone}.py,README} \
: # move manpages to new names
if [ -d debian/tmp/usr/man/man1 ]; then \
    mkdir -p debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1; \
    mv debian/tmp/usr/man/man1 debian/tmp/usr/share/man/; \
mv: cannot overwrite directory `debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1'
make: *** [stamp-install] Error 1
pbuilder: Failed autobuilding of package

Can you please fix this issue,

Pierre Machard

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From: Mario Iseli <>
Subject: Patch
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 18:26:08 +0200
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tags 391234 +patch

Hi, here a patch for this FTBFS.


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From: Matthias Klose <>
Subject: Bug#391234: fixed in python2.3 2.3.5-16
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:47:33 -0700
Source: python2.3
Source-Version: 2.3.5-16

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
python2.3, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/p/python2.3/idle-python2.3_2.3.5-16_all.deb
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3-dbg_2.3.5-16_i386.deb
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3-dev_2.3.5-16_i386.deb
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3-examples_2.3.5-16_all.deb
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3-mpz_2.3.5-16_i386.deb
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3_2.3.5-16.diff.gz
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3_2.3.5-16.dsc
  to pool/main/p/python2.3/python2.3_2.3.5-16_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
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and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 22:36:47 +0200
Source: python2.3
Binary: python2.3 idle-python2.3 python2.3-dev python2.3-dbg python2.3-examples python2.3-mpz
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 2.3.5-16
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <>
Changed-By: Matthias Klose <>
 idle-python2.3 - An IDE for Python (v2.3) using Tkinter
 python2.3  - An interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 2.3)
 python2.3-dbg - Debug Build of the Python Interpreter (version 2.3)
 python2.3-dev - Header files and a static library for Python (v2.3)
 python2.3-examples - Examples for the Python language (v2.3)
 python2.3-mpz - Multiple-precision arithmetic support for Python (v2.3)
Closes: 391234 393053
 python2.3 (2.3.5-16) unstable; urgency=medium
   * SECURITY UPDATE: crafted wide unicode strings can overflow heap leading
     to arbitrary code execution. Closes: #393053.
   * Add 'debian/patches/unicode-repr.dpatch' to fix overflow.
   * References
   * Fix build error, installing man pages. Closes: #391234.
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