[Pkg-crosswire-devel] package upload sponsorship requests
jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Fri Apr 17 21:16:53 BST 2009
Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> You really need to be building in a clean sid chroot.
OK, once I can obtain one, I'll use it :)
>> If there is something I can do to work around this and create a usable
>> sid pbuilder, please let me know.
> I saw that too last night, but when upgrading on i386. So you have an
> amd64 machine handy that you can try it out on?
Sure. My amd64 desktop machine runs Ubuntu, and virtualbox-ose doesn't
do 64bit VMs on it, because my CPU is only an E5200. So my Lenny and
sid VMs are both 32bit. I can try setting up an amd64 sid chroot in the
primary Ubuntu (8.10 Intrepid amd64) OS. It didn't occur to me that the
issue would be x86-specific.
I just tried, and that gets me:
W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/dists/sid/Release Unable
to find expected entry restricted/binary-amd64/Packages in Meta-index
file (malformed Release file?)
To verify I wasn't making silly mistakes, I then repeated the command
but creating a new jaunty pbuilder instead of a sid one. It worked
fine, first time. Maybe I'm just really unlucky with sid??
> Incidentally, *before* requesting sponsorship for upload, please do the
> 1. build in a *clean* sid chroot
> 2. run the resultant source and binary packages through lintian (from
> sid) like so: 'lintian -viI <package>.changes' (make sure it is the
> .changes file)
> 3. run it through piuparts
OK. Thanks for the advice. (1) I've not been able to get myself a sid
chroot so far, but will keep trying. (2) I have been running lintian in
sid over both the *.dsc and the *.deb files; I didn't realize it runs
over .changes files too. I suspect the effect is the same, it is just
more convenient, because it can use the list of binary packages in the
.changes file? (3) piuparts I have heard about, and tried once under
Ubuntu (it failed to create a chroot environment for me); I will try it
out again this weekend. Maybe this evening!
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