pbuilder status update
I'll just write a mail here to notify people using pbuilder, that
sid is a wild place.
My testsuite tells me that currently Debian sid/etch is not
debootstrap'able. This is due to several problems,
including g++ ABI transition breaking aptitude.
However, the good news is that you should be able to create
sarge chroot, and then upgrade to sid.
A command-sequence like the following should work:
pbuilder create --distribution sarge
pbuilder update --distribution sid --override-config
It's a bumpy ride in sid right now, but this is your workaround.