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Bug#254248: What are the differences between cdebootstrap and debootstrap?

Package: cdebootstrap
Version: 0.3.4
Followup-For: Bug #254248

I was a bit surprised to see a bug like 254248 being tagged as won't

I had the very same question as the original poster of the bug and I see
that the package maintainer has taken similar actions to patches (see
bug #231711), without justifying the reason of his action.

And, frankly, providing the one-liner description in the field of the
"long description" is something quite unreasonable.

The man page of cdebootstrap is not much better and even though bug
#294487 was fixed, I feel that the documentation of the packgage is in
desperate need of a facelift. The changelog is also quite "sparse", if
you know what I mean.

I would like to read the opinion of other users regarding this topic,
which I think is of utmost importance for any decent operating system
(otherwise, if documentation were not important, why would the project
create all the fuzz to move things into non-free?).

Sincerely yours, Rogério Brito.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.13-rc5-1.hm
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages cdebootstrap depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.3.5-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdebian-installer-extra4    0.34       Library of some extra debian-insta
ii  libdebian-installer4          0.34       Library of common debian-installer
ii  wget                          1.10.1-1   retrieves files from the web

cdebootstrap recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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