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Bug#445157: debootstrap - hardcoded value of TARGET in second-stage prevents creation of a foreign chroot

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, 06 Oct 2007 15:33:43 -0300
> Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org> wrote:
>> >> I wasn't sure what name to use for the command line option and I'm not
>> >> sure about how the patch results in:
>> >
>> > Maybe: --second-stage-target looks clearer.
>> Could you update the manpage? So we can commit it.
> Is the lack of a manpage update going to block the bug?

I don't indent to commit it before someone does it or I find the time
to do that myself. If we start to accept those changes without
properly documenting them we'll end with a bunch of undocumented
options and personally I think we all wouldn't like to see it
happening ;-)

> How is the debootstrap manpage normally updated?
> I would normally use doclifter if this was a package that I was
> maintaining - storing the XML in the package source and using
> docbook-xsl to update it prior to building the package to prevent a
> build dependency. However, using doclifter means that the diff to the
> original manpage is quite large and is not limited to the new text, it
> can also change (for the better usually) the appearance of certain
> parts of the manpage (headers generally).

Personally I do not object for a more "readable" source format for
manpage and I doubt someone else will do too so if you can provide the
patch for it, I'd commit it without problem :-)

> Currently, emdebian-tools is going to have to distribute a modified
> version of debootstrap in /usr/share/emdebian-tools/ in order to
> support this functionality in our root filesystem creation scripts. I'd
> rather have support within debootstrap itself and then emdebian-tools
> can just depend on debootstrap (>= 1.0.4).
> emdebian-tools 0.4.1 is due for upload to Emdebian tonight but I would
> like to have this fixed before the next round of debconf translations
> require an upload to Debian (at least two weeks).

Right. Let's see if we can make it happen before your deadline.

Please, try to provide the patch and I'll try to handle it as soon as

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