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Re: apt is no longer in base system created by debootstrap? (Re: Bug#562143: fails on cowbuilder --create)

Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 23:43:44 +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
>> Junichi Uekawa wrote:
>>> It seems like apt is not installed with debootstrap anymore.
>>> And it seems to be staying like this.  
>>> I'm not sure when this happened, but apt used to be
>>> build-essential=yes but now it's not.
>> Are you saying that build-essential=yes was still in use?
> Are you saying people didn't check debootstrap before breaking it?

AFAIK it was checked with running debootstrap which still works as
expected except for the new variants...

>     elif doing_variant buildd || doing_variant scratchbox; then
>       base="$(get_debs Build-Essential: yes)"

So these variants introduced a dependency on something that was not
documented or guaranteed in the first place. Though I guess the code
surrounding it can give us a clue on how to fix it without reintroducing
a hack that is not guaranteed to work.



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