totem randomly fails to build [error: Package `Totem-1.0' not found in specified Vala API directories or GObject-Introspection]

Bug #1712021 reported by Daniel van Vugt on 2017-08-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

totem randomly fails to build:

FAILED: src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin@sha/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin.c src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin.h src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin.vapi
valac -C --debug --pkg zeitgeist-2.0 --pkg libpeas-1.0 --pkg gtk+-3.0 --pkg clutter-gtk-1.0 -d src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin@sha --library=totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin -H src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin.h --vapi ../totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin.vapi --girdir=/home/dan/git/totem/build/src --pkg=Totem-1.0 ../src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/bacon-video.vapi ../src/plugins/zeitgeist-dp/totem-zeitgeist-dp-plugin.vala
error: Package `Totem-1.0' not found in specified Vala API directories or GObject-Introspection GIR directories
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)

Avoid parallel builds: ninja -j1
or just keep retrying:
and it will succeed after a few.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: totem
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.12.0-11.12-generic 4.12.5
Uname: Linux 4.12.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.6-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Aug 21 16:38:16 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-05-03 (110 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170502)
SourcePackage: totem
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :
Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in totem:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
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