Re: debootstrap .tar.gz
On Thursday 20 August 2009, Ryan Hughes wrote:
> Hi. I just downloaded the debootstrap .tar.gz file from this url:
> Apparently, it is out of sync with what the .deb has. Fortunately, I
> had access to a debian machine and was able to get the contents I
> needed from there.
> In the .tar.gz, the scripts/debian directory contained only:
> potato sarge sarge.buildd sarge.fakechroot sid woody woody.buildd
No, that tarball is exactly correct. You cannot expect to download the
*sourcecode* for a package and find the same contents as in the package
*built from* that source code.
If you look closely at the contents of the real package, you'll see that
the "missing" releases are symlinks...
The correct procedure to install debootstrap on a non-debian system is
documented in the Installation Guide (section D.3.2):