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Re: pbuilder sid chroot libpcap0

Brian May <bam@debian.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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