Debian Bug report logs - #684893
doesn't find bootloaders files when used from a git clone

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Package: live-build; Maintainer for live-build is Live Systems Maintainers <>; Source for live-build is src:live-build.

Reported by: Raphaël Hertzog <>

Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:30:13 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version live-build/3.0~a57-1

Fixed in version live-build/3.0~a58-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian Live Project <>:
Bug#684893; Package live-build. (Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:30:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Raphaël Hertzog <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Live Project <>. (Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:30:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Raphaël Hertzog <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: live-build: fails to find bootloaders files when running from git checkout
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:29:48 +0200
Package: live-build
Version: 3.0~a57-1
Severity: important
Tags: patch

When you set LIVE_BUILD to point to a git checkout of live-build, it fails
miserably in lb_binary_syslinux because it tries to find the bootloaders
files in ${LIVE_BUILD}/bootloaders/ when they are in

Please apply this patch:

diff --git a/scripts/build/lb_binary_syslinux b/scripts/build/lb_binary_syslinux
index ab61ddc..41b141d 100755
--- a/scripts/build/lb_binary_syslinux
+++ b/scripts/build/lb_binary_syslinux
@@ -160,7 +160,7 @@ then
 		# Internal system copy
 		if [ -n "${LIVE_BUILD}" ]
-			_SOURCE="${LIVE_BUILD}/bootloaders/${_BOOTLOADER}"
+			_SOURCE="${LIVE_BUILD}/share/bootloaders/${_BOOTLOADER}"


-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (150, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.4-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages live-build depends on:
ii  cdebootstrap  0.5.9
ii  debootstrap   1.0.42

Versions of packages live-build recommends:
ii  cpio                            2.11-8
ii  gnu-fdisk                       1.2.4-3.1
ii  live-boot-doc                   3.0~a38-1
ii  live-config-doc                 3.0.1-1
ii  live-manual-html [live-manual]  1:3.0~a15-1

Versions of packages live-build suggests:
ii  dosfstools                  3.0.13-1
ii  fakeroot                    1.18.4-2
ii  genisoimage                 9:1.1.11-2
ii  git                         1:
ii  grub                        0.97-66
ii  memtest86+                  4.20-1.1
ii  mtools                      4.0.17-1
ii  parted                      2.3-10
pn  squashfs-tools | mtd-tools  <none>
ii  sudo                        1.8.5p2-1
ii  syslinux                    2:4.05+dfsg-6
ii  uuid-runtime                2.20.1-5.1
pn  win32-loader                <none>

-- no debconf information

Severity set to 'normal' from 'important' Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:36:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:36:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'doesn't find bootloaders files when used from a git clone' from 'live-build: fails to find bootloaders files when running from git checkout' Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Daniel Baumann <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:51:43 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Raphaël Hertzog <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:51:43 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #16 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#684893: fixed in live-build 3.0~a58-1
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:47:42 +0000
Source: live-build
Source-Version: 3.0~a58-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-build, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

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
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-build package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:33:10 +0200
Source: live-build
Binary: live-build live-build-cgi
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.0~a58-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Live Project <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-build - Debian Live - System build scripts
 live-build-cgi - Debian Live - System build scripts (CGI frontend)
Closes: 684865 684893 684896 685534 685675
 live-build (3.0~a58-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Simplyfing sourcing of and getting away with the broken
     subshell construct.
   [ Richard Nelson ]
   * Remove frontend/cgi unofficial custom binary and custom bootstrap
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Correcting typo in binary_syslinux when writing the flavour name to
     the config files (Closes: #684865).
   * Correcting fallback for default binary volatile mirror on ubuntu,
     thanks to Luigi Capriotti <>.
   * Correcting wrong path to syslinux configuration files when using
     live-build from a local git clone, thanks to Raphael Hertzog
     <> (Closes: #684893).
   * Switching back to use the more common ${@} instead of ${*}, it's not
     required in current lb_clean anymore.
   * Using /etc/live/build/*.conf instead of /etc/live/build.d/*.conf for
     consistency reasons.
   * Moving from to as binary mirror.
   [ Richard Nelson ]
   * frontend/cgi rename BINARY_INDICES to APT_INDICES
   * frontend/cgi only source /usr/lib/live/
   * frontend/cgi cleanup and support for clone, config, and build on
     cron job.
   * frontend/cgi cleanup remarked line of common function source from
     last commit on l-b-c.cron.
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Improving check for missing apt-ftparchive to check for the actual
     file, rather than to check for a possible missleading bootstrap
   * Removing bootstrap-flavour option (Closes: #685675).
   * Removing bootstrap-include and bootstrap-exclude options.
   * Removing bootstrap-keyring option.
   * Correcting wrong bootstrap-qemu-exclude variable in defaults.
   * Applying patch from Colin Watson <> to correct
     chroot hooks execution (Closes: #685534).
   * Exposing --debootstrap-options and --cdebootstrap-options publicly.
   * Adding some comments about the different locations of live-build in
     the central lb wrapper.
   * Calling local live-build embedded in config directly rather than to
     adjust path.
   * Removing old LB= hack when wrapper was not mandatory.
   * Moving aborting when no bootstrap tool is installed from defaults to
     the respective bootstrap script.
   * Correcting printf call cosmetically in central wrapper when
     prepending date and time for each command to not choke upon multiple
   * Making sourcing more robust (Closes: #684896).
   * Dropping lb prefix from live-build scripts, not needed anymore.
   * Setting default progress distribution from artax to baureo.
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