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

On 12/19/2016 02:41 PM, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Hi!
> On Mon, 2016-12-19 at 13:59:51 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> 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:
>>>>> 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.
> Oww, sorry, had forgotten about your previous thread where you
> mentioned this. :/
>> I think that needs to be reverted in dpkg, we really want to be able to
>> create sid chroots with stable debootstrap.
> Hmm, certainly right, I'll queue the revert for 1.18.18.
Do you have an ETA for that release?  Right now our buildd chroots are
affected by #848422 and it'd be nice if the next regular update
(tomorrow evening) would be pick up a fixed version, so I'd like to know
if I need to go and add --include perl as a workaround before then.
(I'm also willing to NMU dpkg with that one d/control change today or
tomorrow if that's easier.)


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