[vbox-dev] build dep package

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Fri Jun 24 22:17:03 GMT 2011

I knew what the issue was I am looking for a way to get around it.  So 
far I know it has to do with the illegal character and the fact that 
almost everything Linux says that the _ (underscore) is invalid these 
days.  My dpkg config foo is not that good but I did manage to fake it 
out once.  Then I had to repair my system. Not to mention that _OSE is 
in like 10,000 places in the code.

So the easiest way to fix this is to somehow generate a different 
Version string that does not have the _ in the name.  That's my next 
endeavor anyway.

On 06/24/2011 01:45 PM, Martin Simmons wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:36:58 -0500, Perry Halbert said:
>> Ubuntu 10.10 latest VBox from svn.
>> /trunk/src/VBox/Installer/linux/debian rules binary
>> Any idea how to get around this issue? Debian lenny will complete with
>> the error but does bark about it.
>> Looks like the issue is being generated by VBox as the control file has
>> the exact information that dpkg-deb: is complaining about.
>> dh_md5sums: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
>> dh_builddeb --destdir /
>> dh_builddeb: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
>> dpkg-deb: parse error, in file 'debian/virtualbox-4.0/DEBIAN/control'
>> near line 2 package 'virtualbox-4.0':
>>    error in Version string '4.0.51_OSE-37581~Ubuntu~maverick': invalid
>> character in version number
>> dh_builddeb: dpkg-deb --build debian/virtualbox-4.0 / returned exit code 2
>> make[1]: *** [binary] Error 9
>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/trunk/src/VBox/Installer/linux'
>> make: *** [binary] Error 2
> I think the invalid character is the underscore in "_OSE", which is from the
> version number generated by VBox.
> Somehow Oracle build their packages without OSE, but the source code they
> release builds with OSE.  There is a thread from a few days ago here, but it
> hasn't been resolved yet:
> http://vbox.innotek.de/pipermail/vbox-dev/2011-June/004251.html
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