Bug#989552: [patch] expand description of --variant
please consider applying this small patch to the manpage.
From 1e15507bacfb2547e1c2bace7c3781dd3ab2f45c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Vincent McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 20:29:08 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] Improve description of --variant
A discussion on email@example.com elicited an explanation of how
deboostrap selects packages to install, which seems to be a point of
confusion for some users
While here, add a colon before the first item in the list of variants.
debootstrap.8 | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/debootstrap.8 b/debootstrap.8
index e3ed5d7..2527707 100644
@@ -80,7 +80,10 @@ set this option to track them through debootstrap.log.
Name of the bootstrap script variant to use.
-Currently, the variants supported are minbase, which only includes
+Debootstrap reads the Packages file and determines which packages
+to install based on the \fIPriority:\fR field of each package and
+the selected variant.
+Currently, the variants supported are: minbase, which only includes
\fIrequired\fR packages and apt; buildd, which installs the build-essential
packages and fakechroot, which installs the packages without root privileges.
The default, with no \fB\-\-variant=X\fP argument, is to create a