Strange dependency problem when building gcc-defaults only on i386

Asked by Giovanni Santini on 2016-05-29

As in title.
I uploaded the 'gcc-defaults ' package to my PPA in order to have an updated version of GCC as default (obviously, before I backported the GCC package).
Build on amd64 on launchpad works fine, but the one on i386 fails for some strange reason.
The builder seems to not like 'build-essential' and 'g++' packages anymore, so he removes them...
Unluckily, they are pretty important dependencies for every package. Whops.

The strange issue is also that I have created a i386 pbuilder setup that works fine.
I have setted up my OTHERMIRROR variable to include the PPA of the toolchain and I've updated it without issues.
The package build works fine also.
I can't figure out why the builder uninstall 'build-essential'.

The related PPA:
The failing build:

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Giovanni Santini (itachi-san) said : #2

Nobody has ideas on this one?

Giovanni Santini (itachi-san) said : #3


William Grant (wgrant) said : #4

That PPA is additionally configured to depend on your building-tools PPA; try configuring your pbuilder with both PPAs and seeing if you can reproduce the problem. You can see all of the sources.list entries at the top of

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