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Bug#836525: debootstrap: doesn't support arch-qualified dependencies



Hi!

On Mon, 2016-12-19 at 13:59:51 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Control: severity -1 normal
> 
> On 12/19/2016 10:58 AM, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > Control: severity -1 serious
> > 
> > On 2016-11-12 20:32 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> >> On 2016-09-04 19:28 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> >>> The attached patch should fix the problem with arch-qualifiers in
> >>> debootstrap, tested with
> >>> "debootstrap --variant=minbase --include=autoconf-dickey" which fails
> >>> right now in unstable but succeeds with the patch (autoconf-dickey
> >>> depends on perl:any).
> >>
> >> It should be noted that dpkg-dev in unstable now also depends on
> >> perl:any.  This does not cause problems yet, but only because
> >> libdpkg-perl depends on perl and debootstrap silently ignores any
> >> dependencies it cannot resolve, which is a bug in itself.
> >>
> >> This bug is a ticking time bomb, would be nice to apply my patch before
> >> it explodes.
> > 
> > The latest dpkg upload (1.18.17) changed the dependency of libdpkg-perl
> > to perl:any as well, and now "debootstrap --variant=buildd" fails
> > because it no longer downloads perl.

Oww, sorry, had forgotten about your previous thread where you
mentioned this. :/

> I think that needs to be reverted in dpkg, we really want to be able to
> create sid chroots with stable debootstrap.

Hmm, certainly right, I'll queue the revert for 1.18.18.

Also Ansgar mentioned on IRC that the other pkgdetails implementation
in base-installer also needed to be handled, perhaps by stripping the
arch-qualification centrally from debootstrap itself. And josch also
mentioned that perhaps it might be a good idea to consider switching
to use multistrap in Debian, as that's always going to be more feature
complete.

Thanks,
Guillem


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