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Bug#637363: ***SPAM*** Re: Bug#637363: debootstrap 1.0.35 fails to accept --arch=amd64 on CentOS 5.6 system

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 09:13:31PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> > Also note "target" is an ambiguous term - the target in normal English is
> > the existing object which receives the new thing
> That is the meaning here: on which machine you will run the installed
> debian system.

Ah, but when debootstrap is being used to install Debian into a chroot then
the meaning of "target" can be mistaken to mean the architecture hosting the
chroot - the one which is running debootstrap in this case - rather than the
architecture to be used by Debian within the chroot.

That is, with a CentOS machine installing Debian to a chroot, the "target"
architecture can be misunderstood to be the CentOS architecture, rather than
the architecture of what you're throwing onto that target, which is Debian.


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