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Re: [Debian-on-mobile-maintainers] Bug#996699: chatty: Cross-building fails to resolve libpurple-dev

On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 06:55:53PM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Hi Travis,
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:37:47AM -0400, Travis Wrightsman wrote:
> > What is the proper procedure for a new user to find help fixing
> > cross-build bugs if they are not knowledgable enough to create a patch
> > to file a bug with? Reach out here to the Debian cross-build mailing
> > list?
> Yes, that's a major purpose of the list. We're here to guide you. The
> issue with uncoordinated bugs is that they pose work on maintainers and
> that tends to reduce acceptance of cross build support.
> All of the following is appropriate on the list:
>  * Explain your cross build issues and ask for help.
>  * Propose solutions to cross build issues and ask for review.
>  * Send patches to the bts with "X-Debbugs-Cc:
>    debian-cross@lists.debian.org" to have us review your patches.
> A number of frequent issues are documented at
> https://wiki.debian.org/CrossBuildPackagingGuidelines.
> A fair number of remaining issues are hard to solve.
> In general, you should start looking at
> http://crossqa.debian.net/src/$sourcepackagename to avoid duplicating
> work. Properly usertagged bugs will be displayed there.
> You're welcome to help. In particular, combining your domain-specific
> knowledge (i.e. packages you know very well) with this list tends to
> produce new solutions.
> Which packages do you have a need to cross build?

As of now, the only package I have had problems cross building so far
was chatty, which your patch (thanks!) to pidgin should fix.
I'll be sure to post any further cross building issues I run in to here.

With the PinePhone and Librem 5 (arm64) mobile Linux devices striving
for mainline Debian support, there may be quite a bit of people trying
to cross build from their faster amd64 machines.

> Helmut

Thank you,

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