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Re: Bug#766459: debootstrap: should not try to configure

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 08:35:14 +0000, Michael Tautschnig wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm being heavily bitten by this one as well and I'm mildly shocked to see it
> crop up this late in the release cycle. I'm not going to hide that I believe
> this ought to be reassigned to base-files. I'll try to elaborate below.
I agree this should be fixed in base-files.

> Santiago Vila wrote:
> [...]
> > In this particular case, I believe the reason for the failure (that
> > didn't happen before) is some change in base-passwd, not something
> > that base-files does differently now.
> > 
> I tend to disagree: base-passwd hasn't been touched since 2014-09-04, whereas
> debootstrap only started to fail last week, when base-files 7.7 was uploaded.
> It's this change I believe:
> http://sources.debian.net/src/base-files/7.7/debian/postinst.in/?hl=132,133,134#L132
> Causing
> chown: invalid user: 'root:root'
Can't base-files call chown with 0:0 instead of root:root to sidestep
this entirely?


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