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Re: Debian and our frenemies of containers and userland repos

Quoting Paul Wise (2019-10-08 02:35:14)
> On Mon, 2019-10-07 at 11:29 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > I think "re-bootstrap, don't upgrade" is an equally good principle for
> > autopkgtest and sbuild? Both will be equally susceptible to accumulating
> > cruft during upgrades that wouldn't have been there in a fresh debootstrap,
> > which is undesired if you want the invariant that you are (building|testing)
> > in "today's" minimal environment.
> debootstrap uses a fair bit more time and resources than apt upgrade,
> so I think that both are needed.

This seems a good place to mention mmdebstrap as a speedier alternative 
to deboostrap.

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