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Re: Building i386 Packages on a AMD64 machine

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 10:17:25PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 09:06:05AM +1100, Alex Samad wrote:
> > I need to be able to build i386 packages on a amd64 machine, they are really 
> > only meta packages. Just need dependencies and some config stuff, but the only 
> > think I can find how to do it is http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAMD64Faq and that 
> > means I need to populate my chroot with all the tools I have in my amd64 world 
> > ?
> > 
> > Is it possible to build a i386 package on a amd64 system, I am guessing it is, 
> > cause how are all the other platform linux-kernel images built.
> Kernel images are a special case (The makefiles are setup for cross
> compiling), but in general debian does NOT cross compile packages.  The
> simpelst way really is a chroot since you need the header files and
> libraries and everything else from i386 to build i386 packages.  You can
> build 32bit binaries by just calling gcc with -m32, but that doesn't
> solve the rest of the problems.
looks like that is the way to go, I updated my chroot and it seems to be 

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