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and subject line Bug#831966: fixed in imediff2 1.1.2-3
has caused the Debian Bug report #831966,
regarding imediff2: FTBFS with dpkg-buildpackage -A: dpkg-genchanges: error: 
binary build with no binary artifacts found; cannot distribute
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Source: imediff2
Version: 1.1.2-1.1
Severity: important
Tags: stretch sid
Usertags: qa-ftbfs-20160720 qa-ftbfs qa-indep
Justification: FTBFS on amd64


During a rebuild of all packages in sid, your package failed to build on
amd64.  This rebuild was done by building only the architecture-independent
packages.  At the same time, a normal build succeeded, which points the
problem specifically to build-indep/binary-indep targets.

The specific error below usually happens there is a binary-indep target in
debian/rules which is either empty or does not do anything useful.

If all the arch-independent packages are dummy transitional packages released
with jessie, the easy fix is to drop them now. If not, debian/rules should be
modified so that the binary-indep target generates the architecture independent
packages (and only those).

After checking that both "dpkg-buildpackage -A" and "dpkg-buildpackage -B" work
properly, this package will be suitable to be uploaded in source-only form if
you wish.

I file this bug as severity: important, but Santiago Vila, who led this
effort (kudos to him), got approval from the release team to consider those
bugs RC for stretch. The severity will be increased to 'serious' shortly.
See #830997 for details.

Relevant part (hopefully):
>  fakeroot debian/rules binary-indep
> dh_testdir
> dh_testroot
> dh_clean -k
> dh_clean: dh_clean -k is deprecated; use dh_prep instead
> dh_installdirs
>  dpkg-genchanges --build=all >../imediff2_1.1.2-1.1_all.changes
> dpkg-genchanges: error: binary build with no binary artifacts found; cannot 
> distribute

The full build log is available from:

A list of current common problems and possible solutions is available at . You're welcome to contribute!

About the archive rebuild: The rebuild was done on EC2 VM instances from
Amazon Web Services, using a clean, minimal and up-to-date chroot. Every
failed build was retried once to eliminate random failures.

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Source: imediff2
Source-Version: 1.1.2-3

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
imediff2, 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
Kevin Coyner <> (supplier of updated imediff2 package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:22:53 -0400
Source: imediff2
Binary: imediff2
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.1.2-3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Kevin Coyner <>
Changed-By: Kevin Coyner <>
 imediff2   - interactive full screen 2-way merge tool
Closes: 831966
 imediff2 (1.1.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Add dh-python, python-setuptools and python-all-dev to Build-Depends.
   * Correct typo in bug number reference in previous version (1.1.2-2)
     of changelog.  Closes: #831966.
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