Dear Helmut, Thank you for your patience with me whilst I try and get Lintian working correctly for you.
For a bit of background I had never cross-built a package until today and I'm afraid to say I could not help but read something somewhat antagonistic in your replies at my errors and lack of experience. :( I generally suggest folks avoid expressing annoyance or otherwise being dismissive of ignorance and mistakes as it rarely leads to a mutually-beneficial outcome. > It would help if you could share your frustration in more detail such > that we can fix that. The whole idea that you'd need a "cross build > environment" seems flawed though. What you need is a "build environment" > and that happens to be a "cross build environment" automatically. If you > decide to put that into words, debian-cr...@lists.debian.org is a good > place. Indeed. My now-obvious mistake was that I was following: https://wiki.debian.org/CrossCompiling#Building_your_own_cross-toolchain .. instead of simply doing dpkg-buildpackage -a$arch. It is surely a credit to you and the rest of the folks involved here that cross- building has got that easy that I thought it could not /possibly/ be that simple. > The particular issue in this report is that the tag is not emitted for the > procmail package when built for mips64el even though it should. D'oh, of course; I often find these "false negatives" difficult to parse. Ah, okay, it is an easy/obvious fix now. Patch incoming... Regards, -- ,''`. : :' : Chris Lamb `. `'` la...@debian.org 🍥 chris-lamb.co.uk `-