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Bug#218606: debian-installer: debootstrap error during the install

Package: debian-installer
Version: netinst from 2003-10-31
Severity: important
Tags: d-i

The install with a netinst iso from 2003-10-31 just failed on a deboostrap error:

$ cat /target/var/log/debootstrap.log
ln: /target/usr/bin/awk: File exists

I've not formatted the partition during the install, and that's not my first 
install on this disk. 
The problem is probably due to an old install, but a 'error (code1) during the
deboostrap run' is not very user-friendly (what's the debootstrap ? what should 
I do to solve the problem ? ...). I think the installer should checked for a 
previous deboostrap and show a warning about the problem if the partition is not

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386

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