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Bug#601011: debootstrap: Fails without an error when it can't create devices

Package: debootstrap
Version: 1.0.25
Severity: important

When debootstrap can't extract devices.tar.gz for some reason, it exists
with an error code 2, but doesn't say anything as to why it failed.

Following with strace, it appears the one failing is tar, because it can't
extract (mknod) the devices from devices.tar.gz. This happened on my system
because I was trying to debootstrap from within an lxc instance created
with the default template which disabled a whole bunch of devices.

Please at least handle the error and display tar's error message.

A bonus point if you just ignore the error, as the failing devices here were
really not important to the chroot:



-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages debootstrap depends on:
ii  wget                          1.12-2.1   retrieves files from the web

Versions of packages debootstrap recommends:
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-4   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep

debootstrap suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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