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Re: thoughts on using multi-arch based cross-building

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 03:34:18PM +0100, peter green wrote:
> Build-depends installation:
> apt-get build-dep is fine if you are building an unmodified package
> from a repo but it's of no use if you have modified the
> build-dependencies to make them satisfiable.
> dpkg-checkbuilddeps doesn't tell me what architecture the packages
> need to be for and i'm not sure it can (since to do so it would need
> to know whether packages that are not installed are multi-arch
> foreign or not).
> Does a tool exist that can be told "install the build-depends needed
> to build the debianised source tree in directory x for architecture
> y"? if not IMO such a tool (or a new option in an existing tool)
> needs to be created.

See mk-build-deps(1) from devscripts.  For example:

  mk-build-deps -a y -i -s sudo -r x/debian/control

GPG Key: 4096R/331BA3DB 2011-12-05 James McCoy <jamessan@debian.org>

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