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

Barry Drake ubuntu.barry at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 14:19:32 GMT 2014

On 29/03/14 11:39, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> Which package are you trying to build? What version? Have you made any 
> changes, or are you trying to build what is currently in the archive? 
> What distro/version is your build host running? 

Thanks for getting back to me.

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 beta.  I am using BibleTime and 
Sword both built from source just a few days ago using the latest trunk.

I am trying to re-build Sword.  I took the latest source tarball from 
the Crossword site - version 1.7.2.  I unpacked this and built and 
tested to make sure everything was OK.  I extracted changelog, compat, 
control, copyright and rules from the last available package on the 
Debian site and put them into a Debian directory in the source 
directory.  Then I tried to build issuing the commands while in the 
source directory.  I have made no modifications to the source, or to any 
of the Debian files mentioned above.

> First, let me recommend steering clear of dpkg-buildpackage.  For my
> workflow, I use exclusively pbuilder, in order to assure that the
> package builds cleanly.  For example, packages and other things you have
> installed on your system may inadvertently affect the build process and
> you may not be aware of it.  The standard for building packages for
> upload into Debian is that they build in a clean "sid" chroot.

I had already followed the procedure you suggest above.  The same error 
- dh_auto_build: error: unable to chdir to obj-i686-linux-gnu is given.  
It is for that reason that I was trying dpkg-buildpackage - to see if I 
could get any more information.

I haven't tried taking the source package from Debian and building that 
as Ben suggested.  I will try that next and report back.

Regards,        Barry.

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