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Bug#871255: -k added to tar prevents pre-loading of directory

Package: debootstrap
Version: 1.0.91
Severity: normal


this is related to #838388.

In my filter bubble, it is a rather common idiom to pre-load the
debootstrap directory with some contents, for example a
/usr/sbin/policy-rc.d file or the eatmydata lib if one wants eatmydata
to be effective already during the deboostrap process. This is no longer
possible when the set of pre-loaded contents contains files that are
also in a package, since the unpacking step bombs out instead of
overwriting the file.

The eatmydata case is particularly annoying since not having eatmydata
in the chroot from the very beginning will increase the run time of
debootstrap noticeably.

Please consider implementing the usrmerge process a bit less invasive.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.12.4-zgws1 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages debootstrap depends on:
ii  wget  1.19.1-4

Versions of packages debootstrap recommends:
ii  debian-archive-keyring  2017.5
ii  gnupg                   2.1.18-8

debootstrap suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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