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Re: Final Warning: Orphanarium to be Nuked



On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:49:03PM -0500, Casey Dahlin wrote:
>
> "debootstrap is used to create a Debian base system from scratch, without
> requiring the availability of dpkg or apt.  It does this by downloading
> .deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a
> directory which can eventually be chrooted into."
>
>
> Why do we have this in the first place? I'm not against Debian or the 
> downloading thereof, but... I really cannot think of any real Fedora use 
> case for this. Maybe I'm unimaginative today?

Indeed you are. For example it can be used 
* to check how debian packages are done. I personally used it to check 
  how t1lib is packaged on debian.
* imagine you have to prepare a course in computer science and the 
  computers are under debian and you want to test.
* you want to do some debian packaging in fedora. You use pbuilder to 
  build your packages, debootstrap is a requires, and you use 
  debootstrap to test them.

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Pat


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