Bug#498731: debootstrap: Move setup_devices to second_stage (or hurd-i386 fails)
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 08:52:31PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> right now, cross-debootstrapping a hurd-i386 system (from i386, e.g.)
> fails (silently) in first stage after extracting packages.
> This is because debootstrap runs setup_devices in first stage, and we
> cannot setup the Hurd translators at this point when running
> GNU/Linux because the necessary tools and kernel support is not
> Would it be possible to move the setup_devices call to second stage, at
> least when ARCH=hurd-i386? I assume setting up the devices is required
> for Linux arches when using --foreign, so that a boot into the new
> system will have a /dev tree and might fail otherwise.
> We modified the hurd package so that it can boot fine after just being
> unpacked without the need for having translators/devices setup, i.e. the
> debootstrap --foreign case.
> I've attached a patch which works for my case, though it might not be
> the most elegant solution.
Ping. Any news on this?