[Pkg-crosswire-devel] trying to get started ....

Barry Drake ubuntu.barry at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 10:09:29 GMT 2014

Hi there .....  I've been around the Sword project for years. Recently, 
it was pointed out that the Sword debian packages are all well out of 
date, and I'm beginning to regret saying that I'd look into it.  I've 
studies the Debian packaging information at: 
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/index.en.html  and 
installed all the recommended packages.  I've tried to make a package, 
but it fails with the same error, which is:
dh build
    debian/rules override_dh_auto_build
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/barry/prog/sword-1.7.2'
dh_auto_build -Scmake --parallel
dh_auto_build: error: unable to chdir to obj-i686-linux-gnu
make[1]: *** [override_dh_auto_build] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/barry/prog/sword-1.7.2'
make: *** [build] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2

I get the same error whatever I try.  The above is from 
'dpkg-buildpackage'.  I have tried creating a obj-i686-linux-gnu 
directory in the sword directory, but it gets removed immediately prior 
to the error message.

What am I missing?

Regards,        Barry Drake.

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