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Bug#844118: debootstrap: APTCACHE for debootstrap

Package: debootstrap
Version: 1.0.86
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

For some additional context, please also have a look at the pbuilder

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

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