Bug#637363: ***SPAM*** Re: Bug#637363: debootstrap 1.0.35 fails to accept --arch=amd64 on CentOS 5.6 system
Whit Blauvelt, le Wed 10 Aug 2011 15:49:23 -0400, a écrit :
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 09:13:31PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > Also note "target" is an ambiguous term - the target in normal English is
> > > the existing object which receives the new thing
> > That is the meaning here: on which machine you will run the installed
> > debian system.
> Ah, but when debootstrap is being used to install Debian into a chroot then
> the meaning of "target" can be mistaken to mean the architecture hosting the
> chroot - the one which is running debootstrap in this case - rather than the
> architecture to be used by Debian within the chroot.
It can't be the "target" of debootstrap, since debootstrap is already
running in it. Think of it (the host, Centos) as the hand which is
holding the dart (debootstrap) to the target (the actual machine running
the just-installed Debian, which may or may not be Centos).