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Bug 27792 - Groff fails to build becuase of missing backup?
Summary: Groff fails to build becuase of missing backup?
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 25875
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-02 12:45 UTC by Curtis Magyar
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Curtis Magyar 2003-09-02 12:45:11 UTC
groff has been failing to upgrade on my machine for some time now. I'm emerging
groff to 1.18.1-r3 from 1.18.1-r2, and I'm receiving the following error:

d=.; \
  test -f "groff" || d=/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/work/groff-1.18.1/doc; \
  for f in $d/groff $d/groff-*; do \
    rm -f /var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/image//usr/share/info/`basename $f`; \
    /bin/install -c -m 644 $f
/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/image//usr/share/info/`basename $f`; \
install-info --info-dir=/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/image//usr/share/info
install-info(/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/image//usr/share/info/groff): no
backup file /var/backups/infodir.bak available, giving up.
* Groff: (groff). The GNU troff document formatting system.
make[2]: *** [install_data] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/work/groff-1.18.1/doc'
make[1]: *** [doc] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/work/groff-1.18.1'
make: *** [install] Error 2
!!! ERROR: sys-apps/groff-1.18.1-r3 failed.
!!! Function src_install, Line 95, Exitcode 2
!!! (no error message)

I'm not sure what this backup file is, or does, but I tried touching an empty
file there, but that didn't help.

Any sugestions?
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-09-02 15:40:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25875 ***