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Bug#633625: Please add more informations on 'Cannot download packages' errors

Package: debootstrap
Version: 1.0.32
Severity: wishlist


when running debootstrap on a possibly incomplete mirror, I found it
very useful to have version and architecture information in "Can't
download package" error messages, so I changed this line:

  warning COULDNTDL "Couldn't download package %s" "$p"

with this line:

  warning COULDNTDL "Couldn't download package %s %(ver %%s %arc %%s)" %"$p" %"$ver" %"$arc"

It was so useful that I cannot see a reason why this is not the
default. Could this be added, if not as default, at least when runnning
with --verbose?

A possible improvement could be to print the whole URL for which
download was attempted, but I couldn't find out how easy it would be to
do that.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages debootstrap depends on:
ii  wget                          1.12-3.1   retrieves files from the web

Versions of packages debootstrap recommends:
ii  debian-archive-keyring        2010.08.28 GnuPG archive keys of the Debian a
ii  gnupg                         1.4.11-3   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep

debootstrap suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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