Re: Question about Multistrap
Pretty cool. I wasn't using 2.1.5 before which was missing the
Also, is there a way to let multistrap use a specific version of the
package (specify the version along with the name of the package?)
With Best Regards,
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 14:23:46 -0700
> Vivek Raghunathan <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi Neil,
>> I'm a developer working in an open source project which requires to
>> create cross rootfs'es based on debian (specifically ubuntu distro)
> We're testing multistrap with Ubuntu at the moment but most work has
> been with Debian.
>> We have our own local package repository that we need to use for
>> creating filesystems along with the ports.ubuntu.com mirror.
> Multistrap was developed to give support for local repositories.
>> Multistrap is pretty awesome in that manner, where you can have
>> multiple repositories defined, but one problem I'm facing is the
>> requirement of Source packages along with the deb's to create the
> You always need source packages, otherwise the maintenance of the
> repository becomes all but impossible. (Unreferenced packages.)
> A repository without sources is not a functional repository.
> However, if you tell multistrap to omit the deb-src, it will. Add:
> to the relevant Sections in your multistrap config file. (i.e. not
> Test your config using the --dry-run option to multistrap.
> See 'Omitting deb-src listings' in the manpage for more information.
>> Our local repository doesn't have source packages for the deb's.
> Upload them. You have them somewhere, it will make things easier in
> the end.
> Please only send replies to the debian-embedded mailing list or report
> a bug against multistrap - NOT in launchpad, in the Debian BTS.
> Neil Williams