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Re: [Libguestfs] Fwd: Re: febootstrap in Debian



Maybe it will be better to create separate package, that will provides
appliances.

And this will provide OS appliance created right way for current OS.
For Debian/Ubuntu - debootstra for example.
So we will write script for current OS, and this won't be a hack

On 21 May 2011 22:07, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 09:40:54PM +0400, Nikita A Menkovich wrote:
>> By the me, I think this is not correct to use febootstrap in Debian,
>> we have better application - debootstrap.
>> And we should build image file with clean chroot environment.
>
> The thing is, febootstrap is no longer like debootstrap.  It used to
> be (febootstrap 2.x), hence the name, but nowadays it works very
> differently, and it is far more simple, and works across distros.
>
>> For now I see it downloaded packages with the _same_ version that is
>> installed on the host, but by the me I use some packages from testing
>> and unstable.
>> And this try to download these packages from stable repo. This fails.
>>
>> And also it simply extracts contents from deb files, and do not run
>> configure scripts.
>
> ... which is in fact the whole point of it.
>
> Using debirf or (old 2.x) febootstrap was a constant source of pain,
> and I'm glad we got rid of both.
>
> Rich.
>
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