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Re: debootstrap and cdebootstrap vs systemd

On Fri, Nov 07, 2014 at 10:00:38AM +0100, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2014, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > You can chroot to the system from the host machine, and upgrade to sysvinit.
> > If your host can't run arm code, install qemu-user-static and copy
> > /usr/bin/qemu-arm-static to the target system.
> This is no fix. There are systems Qemu does not emulate.

But afaik all debian archs are? From the ports side qemu doesn't do
hppa, and m68k and sparc64 are probably buggy. Nothing unfixable, just
that nobody has cared enought to get them fixed :)

And for not-even-in-ports architectures debootstrap is not really

> debootstrap --include and --exclude should work. 

Yes of course. If not there could be a --variant=sysvinit, but clearly
it should be possible to debootstrap without systemd. 


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