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Re: Bug#767999: base-files: fails to install with pre-jessie debootstrap

On Fri, 07 Nov 2014, Guillem Jover wrote:
> I'm going to revert the commit above (only in 1.17.x, it will be kept
> in 1.18.x), because it is very minimal, just reintroduces again an
> unnecessary package queue stage, and such regression is acceptable if
> it makes buggy bootstrappers work again. But a fixed debootstrap (and
> maybe cdebootstrap if that fails too) should really be pushed to stable.

FWIW, cdebootstrap in stable is affected, it has been fixed in version
0.6.0 (see bug #737939). In Kali we were affected by this and our
solution was to make base-files depends on base-passwd. I argued for
this in #760568 first.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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