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Re: Simplifying dpkg-cross dependencies

Hector Oron <hector.oron@gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> 2010/5/3 Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>:
>> As noted, the old defaults have already been removed but the variables
>> are still (theoretically) active.
>> Anyone still need these variables?
>> Can we drop all support for reading these variables?
> I wonder if we need that for some kind of (future) sysroot support or
> just people wanting to use a directory to build their trees aside from
> multiarch.
> Cheers,

There is no future in dpkg-cross. :) I don't think dpkg-cross has to
take the long view, it only has to work till multiarch takes over.

To make a sysroot with multiarch you do

   dpkg --root=/my/own/sysroot/ -i foo.deb

or use chroot.


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