I'd really like to get to know debian packaging for the RPi
I have read several useful tutorials on how to crosscompile with tools from
and some on setting up crosstool-ng
This lets me compile hello_world.c nicely for the Raspberry Pi - but i have a hard time working out how to get make and other build tools working.
Also read tutorials on how to run a qemu chroot environment, where i can debootstrap an raspbian install - this should make things simpler - but with some extra administration, and added overhead from the Qemu layer. (http://superpiadventures.com/2012/07/development-environment/ is one good tutorial)
Reading about debian crosscompilation, it should be able to define a target architecture, and do something like "dpkg-buildpackage -aarmv6h" on x86_64 Debian, using source .debs i find on non-raspbian repositories. (http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/build.en.html)
I'm not clever enough to get it set up myself - perhaps a kind reader has written or found a useful tutorial on crosscompiling .deb packages ?