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Re: [SLUG] Guide me please ...
- To: jam@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Guide me please ...
- From: Crossfire <xfire@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 18:15:42 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i
jam@xxxxxxxxx was once rumoured to have said:
> (wow this weeks hot topic)
> I need to install a debian woody system to compile some bits for an
> embedded box.
We actually do this all the time at work. We mostly work from debian
stable or testing, but we need to build our binaries against Woody.
I shall recommend the tool that was recommended to me when I started
all of 4 months ago -- pbuilder.
pbuilder unpacks a chroot image and lets you play inside it so you can
build things the way you need, and then cleans up after itself when
you're done. Its aware of the debian packaging system, so it can
build source packages automatically, fetching build dependancies as