[GNC-dev] Help packaging GnuCash 3.x for Ubuntu Bionic

Stephen M. Butler kg7je at arrl.net
Tue Oct 1 17:15:33 EDT 2019

On 9/30/19 12:39 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> I woke up with one realization this morning -- sbuild was not picking
> up the changed packages from backports etc. because it's probably set
> to prefer anything that's already loaded into it (remember "normally"
> it grabs fresh packages EVERY TIME you build, but I got impatient
> weeks ago and pre-loaded all the dependencies).
> Since I couldn't even build a known "clean" cmake package from a PPA I
> have to assume I had basically ruined the chroot build environment
> somehow. SO I deleted the old chroot and created the new chroot, and
> sure enough it's building the cmake package just fine. 
> Here's how I deleted the chroot:
> ---------------------------------------
> $ sudo sbuild-destroychroot bionic-amd64
> [The above command does NOT delete the chroot -- it locates it and
> tells you how. Useful!]
> $ lsof /var/lib/schroot/chroots/bionic-amd64
> $ sudo rm --recursive --one-file-system
> /var/lib/schroot/chroots/bionic-amd64
> $ sudo rm /etc/schroot/chroot.d/sbuild-bionic-amd64
> Here's the process I used to create a bionic chroot with backports
> enabled:
> -----------------------------------------------
> $ mk-sbuild bionic
> ... [lots of stuff going into the chroot]
> Done building bionic-amd64.
>  To CHANGE the golden image: sudo schroot -c source:bionic-amd64 -u root
>  To ENTER an image snapshot: schroot -c bionic-amd64
>  To BUILD within a snapshot: sbuild -A -d bionic-amd64 PACKAGE*.dsc
>  To BUILD for : sbuild -A -d bionic-amd64 --host  PACKAGE*.dsc
> $
> $ schroot -c source:bionic-amd64 -u root
> # cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
> # cat > bionic-backports.list
> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted
> universe multiverse
> deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main
> restricted universe multiverse
> ^D
> # apt update
> # apt upgrade
> # exit
> $
> ------------------------------------------
> The cmake source package is still building. It creates lots of
> binaries. I typed this up while I was waiting...
> Next thing to try: the GnuCash 3.7 package for Ubuntu Eoan with the
> GCC 9 build flag commented out...

Sorry for the delayed response.  Other irons were getting too hot in the
fire and my focus has been elsewhere.  I did make it this far (and
reloading locales-all and vim to the environment).  I'm trying to follow
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/BuildEnvironment on how to setup
and utilize sbuild. 

Learning sbuild is going to be another learning effort.  But, that
appears to be the direction I must go.


Stephen M Butler, PMP, PSM
Stephen.M.Butler51 at gmail.com
kg7je at arrl.net
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