Re: debootstrap/1.0.102 appears to break debuerreotype autopkgtest
Hideki Yamane writes:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:15:51 -0700
> Tianon Gravi <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Instead of stretch simply defaulting to non-merged-usr, it's now
>> > _blacklisted_ from merged-usr, even if I explicitly specify
>> > "--merged-usr", right? Is that the intended implementation here?
> Yes, since releases until stretch was already shipped without merged-usr,
> so it should be. But loose restriction for test purpose is okay, IMO.
> Question with 'EXTRACT_DEB_TAR_OPTIONS="$EXTRACT_DEB_TAR_OPTIONS -k"'
> It was introduced https://bugs.debian.org/838388 , so it should not be
> applied to all releases. However, I'm not sure which "older" release
> for it, especially whether it equals to merged-usr.
The `-k` option doesn't work for older releases (some packages do
replace files there). It should always be used for newer releases (>=
stretch) to have less differences between --merged-usr and
(As it should always be applied it shouldn't be set in
`setup_merged_usr` as that is misleading.)