Archive for September, 2009

Fixing FTBFS

September 17, 2009

Some of you might know it already, others might have to consult the glossary to find out what FTBFS means. We are talking about packages that fail to build from source. As an Ubuntu developer you will sometimes notice that suddenly packages don’t build any more because some library changed, something in the toolchain changed or whatever other crazy reason.

We are going to have two experts around for a Packaging Training session about “Fixing FTBFS” around: Michael Bienia and Stefan Potyra. If you always wanted to know what you can do to help out, this is one of the very very good opportunities.

If you can’t make it, there’s going to be logs available afterwards.

Thanks Michael and Stefan!