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ITP: debchroot -- chroot maker

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

(BTS and -boot bcc'ed)

Well, as much an "intent to author" as an intent to package, but

I'm halfway through writing/packaging a set of scripts to create a live
chroot by downloading packages straight from the archive, and installing
them. It will hopefully be useful for boot-floppies/debian-installer,
and maybe for making potato chroots on a woody system or similar.

The control file's not written yet, but it'll be something like:

	Package: debchroot
	Version: 0.1.0
	Architecture: any
	Priority: extra
	Section: admin
	Description: Utility to reate a chrooted Debian install
	 This package allows you to create a chrooted Debian install
	 underneath an existing install. This can be useful for checking
	 whether a program works or builds correctly in a different
	 environment to your regular install (if you are running "unstable"
	 but want to backport a program to "stable", for example).

The license will be BSDish.

The "0.0.1" version, so to speak, is at
if you're interested.

It'll hopefully be done in a day or two.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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     ``Thanks to all avid pokers out there''
                       -- linux.conf.au, 17-20 January 2001

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