Re: pbuilder sid chroot libpcap0
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org> immo vero scripsit:
> > pbuilder uses debootstrap.
> > debootstrap uses a static list of "base" and "required" packages it needs to install.
> > debootstrap needs to be updated every time something in base and required
> > change.
> Why does this list need to be static?
> Why can't debootstrap get a list of "base" and "required" packages
> by looking at the Packages file?
There are two reasons I can think of:
o We don't necessarily have a working apt (or dpkg) at debootstrap time.
o There are packages which are really base/required that are not marked
as such in the Packages list.
Second one can be fixed; first one is a bit harder,
when one only has access to /bin/sh and busybox.
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