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Re: I may volunteer to be a package maintainer




On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 04:54:13PM +0300, Reco wrote:
> 	Hi.
> 
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 08:30:17AM -0500, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> > > Be it as may, Debian does not require any contributor to also contribute
> > > directly to Ubuntu. Ubuntu just uses a lot of work that was originally
> > > done for Debian. (I do not mean that as an insult, that's the way free
> > > software works.)
> > >
> > >> The main reason I ask that is I know Debian supports many
> > >> architectures, which I don't have access to. I was mainly just
> > >> interested in maintaining the AMD64 arch. Is this possible?
> 
> Works in QEMU with couple hiccups. Emulation speed is slow though.

Besides, there are a few nifty tools which manage all of that
stuff nicely for you (including QEMU). Have a go at schroot:
it allows to cross build packages for other arches (and versions)
in a lightweight manner, as long as your host kernel doesn't diverge
too much from your target's.

Cheers
-- tomás

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