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Bug#989552: [patch] expand description of --variant

Package: debootstrap
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch


please consider applying this small patch to the manpage.

Kind regards

From 1e15507bacfb2547e1c2bace7c3781dd3ab2f45c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Vincent McIntyre <vincent.mcintyre@csiro.au>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 20:29:08 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] Improve description of --variant

A discussion on debian-boot@lists.d.o 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
--- a/debootstrap.8
+++ b/debootstrap.8
@@ -80,7 +80,10 @@ set this option to track them through debootstrap.log.
 .IP "\fB\-\-variant=minbase|buildd|fakechroot\fP"
 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


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