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Re: failure on testing emdebian grip

Neil Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:06:33 +0100
> Jelle de Jong <jelledejong@powercraft.nl> wrote:
>> I tried some testing today for debian grip.
>> I booted up my system with a live usb stick system
> My preferred test would have been a debian-installer USB stick, boot
> into the normal Debian installer and enter the Grip mirror instead of
> one of the listed Debian mirrors.
> Debian Live isn't ready for Grip at this time.
>> and set my archives to debian sid and emdebian
>> deb http://buildd.emdebian.org/grip/ unstable main
>> deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
> That's a mistake - grip is an entirely self-contained repository and
> does not need debian, at least not until after installation when you
> might want extra packages not yet available in Grip.
> Specifying a debian mirror will cause debootstrap to select packages
> that you don't want (like man-db and groff).
>> gpg --recv-key 0x6070D3A1
>> gpg -a --export 0x6070D3A1 > debian.key
>> apt-key add debian.key
>> apt-get update
>> gpg --recv-key 0x97BB3B58
>> gpg -a --export 0x97BB3B58 > emdebian.key
>> apt-key add emdebian.key
>> apt-get update
> grip-config does all that for you.
>> apt-get install debootstrap
>> parted /dev/sda
>> mklabel msdos
>> mkpart primary 0 100%
>> toggle 1 boot
>> print
>> quit
>> mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
>> sudo mkdir /mnt/debinst
>> sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/debinst
>> debootstrap --arch i386 sid /mnt/debinst/ http://buildd.emdebian.org/grip/
> Is that an old version of debootstrap? The normal debootstrap script
> obtains all packages with Priority: Required and grip-config is
> certainly Priority:Required.
> Did it download and verify grip-config?
>> and then it fails...
>> I: Configuring initscrips...
>> I: Configuring sysvinit...
>> W: Failure while configuring required packages.
> To identify the problem, use:
> $ sudo chroot /path/
> # dpkg --configure -a
> That will throw the error. Also, debootstrap normally fails with the
> command line it was using and you can use that too.
> In this case, grip-config is probably missing and an error occurred
> probably in install-info or update-alternatives - both are replaced by
> grip-config. 
>> I think there is a bug, but I dont now how to report it with reportbug
>> for emdebian.
> That was in the announcement email - all bug reports for Grip or Crush
> are to be filed against the buildd.emdebian.org pseudo-package.
> reportbug itself isn't part of Grip until such time as I can get it to
> send all bug reports to the pseudo-package.
>> I had to use sid instead of grip because there is no debootstrap script
>> for grip.
> debootstrap doesn't need a suite script for grip, Grip uses unstable
> and a codename of sid, it will use testing and a codename of squeeze
> and use stable with a codename of lenny.

First, all the above info for setting the keys and repos is to install
debootstrap on my install environment running in RAM, it is irrelevant
for the error but i wanted to post all that i did.

chroot /mnt/debinst/

dpkg --configure -a
Setting up grip-config (0.0.4em1) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/grip-config.postinst: line 6: apt-key: command not found
dpkg: error processing grip-config (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Setting up gcc-4.3-base (4.3.2-1em1) ...
ln: accessing `/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.3-base/.copyright': No such file or
dpkg: error processing gcc-4.3-base (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:

I think there is an bug in the gcc-4.3-base package ;-p

Best regards,


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