[Python-modules-team] Bug#915856: sphinx: Failed cross building with Build-Depends on python3-sphinx

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Sat Jan 26 16:54:08 GMT 2019

On Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 11:40:55AM +0100, kaliko wrote:
> Indeed it did fix the issue :)
> I set "Build-Depends-Indep: python3-sphinx:native" and built with pbuilder on testing.

Do note that :native does not make any sense in Build-Depends-Indep.
Whenever you move your dependency to Build-*-Indep, it becomes
irrelevant to cross building and thus :native becomes irrelevant.

> But I'm having other problems later on, not related to sphinx though (some of them
> probably x-build related).

I invite you to share your cross problems with
debian-cross at lists.debian.org or #debian-bootstrap on irc.oftc.net.

> I don't have enough time to go any further right now, but anyway the issue regarding
> sphinx is actually fixed.
> A final question, would you recommend sbuild rather than pbuilder?
> Especially when trying to cross-build packages ?

I recommend using one of pbuilder or sbuild, because both reportedly
work well. At least in unstable (and likely buster) they should be on
parity wrt. features.


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