#17 Packages "fakeroot" and "file" do not build out-of-the-box

Bug (21)

Several hours after issuing the "bitbake gumstix-basic-image" command, the build fails due to the fact that fakeroot version 1.7.1 is no longer existent at the original download site, and the angstrom-distribution.org mirror seems to be down. This problem recurs with the package "file", version 4.18.

The work-around for this problem is to use a search engine to find that particular version of the program and download the tarball into /usr/share/source (along with the md5sum).

Complete output from the latest bitbake run showing the failure on "file" follows:

NOTE: Handling BitBake files: | (4877/4878) [99 %]ERROR: opening /home/alex/gumstix/gumstix-oe/user.collection/packages/*/*.bb: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/alex/gumstix/gumstix-oe/user.collection/packages/*/*.bb'

NOTE: Parsing finished. 4641 cached, 0 parsed, 236 skipped, 0 masked.
NOTE: build 200802081553: started

OE Build Configuration:
BB_VERSION = "1.8.8"
OE_REVISION = "<unknown>"
TARGET_OS = "linux-gnueabi"
MACHINE = "gumstix-custom-verdex"
DISTRO = "angstrom"
DISTRO_VERSION = "2007.9-test-20080208"
TARGET_FPU = "soft"

NOTE: Resolving missing task queue dependencies
NOTE: preferred version 2.5 of glibc not available (for item virtual/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-libc-for-gcc)
NOTE: Preparing runqueue
NOTE: Executing runqueue
NOTE: Running task 558 of 1381 (ID: 925, /home/alex/gumstix/gumstix-oe/org.openembedded.snapshot/packages/file/file_4.18.bb, do_fetch)
NOTE: package file-4.18: started
NOTE: package file-4.18-r0: task do_fetch: started
NOTE: fetch ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file/file-4.18.tar.gz
--15:53:30-- ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file/file-4.18.tar.gz
=> `/usr/share/sources/file-4.18.tar.gz'
Resolving ftp.astron.com...,
Connecting to ftp.astron.com||:21... connected.
Logging in as anonymous ... Logged in!
==> SYST ... done. ==> PWD ... done.
==> TYPE I ... done. ==> CWD /pub/file ... done.
==> PASV ... done. ==> RETR file-4.18.tar.gz ...
No such file `file-4.18.tar.gz'.

NOTE: fetch http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unstable/sources/file-4.18.tar.gz
--15:53:41-- http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unstable/sources/file-4.18.tar.gz
=> `/usr/share/sources/file-4.18.tar.gz'
Resolving www.angstrom-distribution.org...
Connecting to www.angstrom-distribution.org||:80... failed: Connection refused.
NOTE: Task failed: Fetch failed: ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file/file-4.18.tar.gz
NOTE: package file-4.18-r0: task do_fetch: failed
ERROR: TaskFailed event exception, aborting
NOTE: package file-4.18: failed
ERROR: Build of /home/alex/gumstix/gumstix-oe/org.openembedded.snapshot/packages/file/file_4.18.bb do_fetch failed
ERROR: Task 925 (/home/alex/gumstix/gumstix-oe/org.openembedded.snapshot/packages/file/file_4.18.bb, do_fetch) failed
NOTE: Tasks Summary: Attempted 557 tasks of which 557 didn't need to be rerun and 1 failed.
ERROR: '/home/alex/gumstix/gumstix-oe/org.openembedded.snapshot/packages/file/file_4.18.bb' failed