Bug#844118: debootstrap: APTCACHE for debootstrap
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Given debootstrap is used in creating a debian chroot rootdir, it
downloads the .debs on the fly.
There are a bunch of assumptions it makes:
1. Network is available
2. Everything should be downloaded
It'd be nice if we could have debootstrap accept a new switch,
--cachedir. This will help a lot, especially in cases where people are
making chroots in a Debian box. Because, in most common cases, the
running Debian instanace may have some .debs available in its cache
I initially took a jibe at coming up with a patch myself. But from my
initial look at the debootstrap code, I just got lost.
So, in case if you can help, that'd be awesome.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
APT prefers testing-debug
APT policy: (990, 'testing-debug'), (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 4.8.7brk0+ (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IN.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
Versions of packages debootstrap depends on:
ii wget 1.18-4
Versions of packages debootstrap recommends:
ii debian-archive-keyring 2014.3
ii gnupg 2.1.15-9
debootstrap suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information