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Re: powerpcspe in Debian

Hi Kyle, Roger and Sebastian,

On 30/10/12 21:20, Roger Leigh wrote:
>>> Do I need to setup a buildd? Or is there a buildd running that is
>>> supposed to build the current ~50 packages in "Needs-Build"? What would
>>> be the next steps?
>> sbuild/buildd would be a good start. I could look for my old RFS if you want.
>> I used the DM layer with snapshots as a setup with around 10 or 20GiB space.
>> Anyway. The packages listed in Needs-Build are hardly interresting.
>> You need to look at BD-Uninstallable. Look at the list [0]. Most packages are
>> stuck due to debhelper. Look what is wrong, my guess is that you can't install
>> python.
>> For  manuall fixing you need a minimal build environment and I used always
>> schroot for that.
> If you have any sbuild/schroot questions, please do give me a shout
> if you get stuck.
> While schroot does support LVM snapshots, you might also want to
> look at using Btrfs snapshots (faster and more reliable, IME), or
> an overlay filesystem like aufs.  schroot supports both of these
> for snapshots as well.

I have a working rootfs and an sbuild chroot running now. :-)

Starting to submit patches to the BTS now. Until now, I just needed to
change linux (for linux-libc-dev), libffi and ltrace. The rest went fine
with forced installation.

I uploaded some important packages to

deb http://people.debian.org/~stigge/deb-powerpcspe/ ./

This enables dist-upgrading the rootfs image available at


to a working state and also to install build-essential for an sbuild

How can we setup a more systematic process now, e.g. with buildd +
wanna-build access?

Thanks in advance,


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