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Re: Question about having an always clean base system in Debian Sid

Le jeudi 04 février 2010 à 12:41 +0100, Frans Pop a écrit :
> On Thursday 04 February 2010, Geek87 wrote:
> > What do you think about modifying debootstrap to install the base system
> > with the flag "automatically installed"
> If you look at how debootstrap works, that's not so simple. But if you, or 
> anybody else, can come up with a tested patch that implements that then 
> I'm sure it will be seriously considered.
> Cheers,

I've been looking at debootstrap and cdebootstrap sources and the code
is too complex for a non initiate like me. But it seems that the
automatically installed state of the packages is kept
in /var/lib/apt/extended_states. I don't know if we have to manually add
an entry in this file for every package we install, or if we have to ask
apt-mark or aptitude to do this for us. If a (c)debootstrap developer
can answer me and try to explain me the functioning of the software or
at least the big steps of the process, maybe I can try to patch it but I
can't promise anything as I'm not an experiment coder.


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