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Re: Running x86-64 debian inside i386 pbuilder on AMD64

Martin Wuertele wrote:
> * Sander Marechal <s.marechal@jejik.com> [2006-08-25 07:39]:
>> Matthias Julius wrote:
>>>  pbuilder create --debootstrapopts --arch=amd64
>> It didn't work after all. I got a kernel running, but debootstrap
>> doesn't want to cooperate. It quits with an error that it cannot find a
>> script. It takes a random string from the pbuilder configuration and
>> tries lo look for a script at that place instead of
>> /usr/lib/pbuilder/scripts. Weird.
> debootstrap in such environments works fine on debian etch and debian sid 
> systems and with a the debootstrap from backports.org even on debian
> sarge systems.

Maybe my debootstrap is simply too old. I'll compare versions.

>> I think I'm going to take the easy way out and install a minimal dapper
>> 64 in a small partition and use that to build amd64 binaries.
> If you look for support of ubuntu you have come to the wrong place.
> http://www.ubuntu.com/support looks more appropriate.

Hehe, you guys know far more than they do. They told me it wasn't
possible to simply replace my k7 kernel with an amd64-k8 kernel untill I
said "But I am running it right now and it works!". Let alone that they
knew anything about amd64 pbuilder on a 32-bit system.

Last question: How do the debian build servers do it? Do they have a
build server for every architecture or is everything cross-compiled with
architecture specific toolchains?

Thanks for all the help so far!

Sander Marechal

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