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