Friday, December 10, 2010

Help Fix Ubuntu Server Packages FTBFS

With every transition to a new Ubuntu release, certain packages break due to different reasons such as newer versions of components, an updated tool-chain and so on. Since we all love and care about Ubuntu Server, here is a list of Ubuntu server packages that currently FTBFS (Fails to Build from Source)

This means that those packages are not compiling and building the intended binary packages on Natty. This is a great way for you to get involved! If you know how to build packages from source code (the trio ./configure ; make ; make install) and can debug things like missing development packages, missing headers ...etc, then this will be a walk in the park for you :) Everyone's favorite Daniel Holbach is working on a proper guide for fixing these things, however for now you can find lots of useful information at

In case you need help, the channel #ubuntu-motu on freenode IRC is a good place to ask

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