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Re: Bug#836525: debootstrap: doesn't support arch-qualified dependencies

Control: severity -1 normal

On 12/19/2016 10:58 AM, Sven Joachim wrote:
> Control: severity -1 serious
> On 2016-11-12 20:32 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2016-09-04 19:28 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
>>> Control: tags -1 + patch
>>> The attached patch should fix the problem with arch-qualifiers in
>>> debootstrap, tested with
>>> "debootstrap --variant=minbase --include=autoconf-dickey" which fails
>>> right now in unstable but succeeds with the patch (autoconf-dickey
>>> depends on perl:any).
>> It should be noted that dpkg-dev in unstable now also depends on
>> perl:any.  This does not cause problems yet, but only because
>> libdpkg-perl depends on perl and debootstrap silently ignores any
>> dependencies it cannot resolve, which is a bug in itself.
>> This bug is a ticking time bomb, would be nice to apply my patch before
>> it explodes.
> The latest dpkg upload (1.18.17) changed the dependency of libdpkg-perl
> to perl:any as well, and now "debootstrap --variant=buildd" fails
> because it no longer downloads perl.
I think that needs to be reverted in dpkg, we really want to be able to
create sid chroots with stable debootstrap.


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