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Re: The state of cross building

 ❦ 30 janvier 2016 20:08 +0100, Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de> :

> Cross building the Debian archive
> ---------------------------------
> Debian unstable has about 22000 source packages. Out of those, about 5000
> source packages can satisfy their Build-Depends in a cross build
> setting. For failing packages, detailed diagnostics can be found at
> http://bootstrap.debian.net/cross_all.html. (Thanks to Johannes Schauer.)
> Out of those 5000 source packages, I selected 3000 popular (as in
> popcon) source packages and built them using debomatic (build arch =
> amd64, host arch = ppc64el). (Thanks to Luca Falavigna.) About 1000
> builds were successful (which doesn't imply that the resulting packages
> actually work.) We can conclude that about 4% of Debian can be cross
> built today.
> You can find the build logs at:
> http://subdivi.de/~helmut/debomatic-logs/

Out of curiosity, I checked one of my favorite package (lldpd) and
noticed it was in the first list (due to a transitive build dependency
to perl-base) but nonetheless, it is also successfully built in the
second list.

(not subscribed, please keep me in cc)
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