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It looks like it is possible to cross-build Debian packages from Ubuntu, but all the documents I found from the Internet are not very clear.

I'm wondering if someone can give me some clear and simple instructions.


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I think you can actually install debian binary packages via (Ubuntu's) apt-get, simply by changing the sources.list file to point to debian main. –  jpaugh Jun 8 '13 at 17:56
Remember, that apt-get is really debian's tool, which Ubuntu borrows... So debian packages are already compatible with Ubuntu's package manager. –  jpaugh Jun 8 '13 at 17:57
Of course, Debian and Ubuntu have different policies, and differing system configurations. This could bite you at some point, but idk. –  jpaugh Jun 8 '13 at 17:58
thanks @jpaugh. I think the better approach is to install Debian chroot, and build there. –  xpt Jun 8 '13 at 19:22

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