piuparts, debootstrap and newer releases

Lars Wirzenius lars at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 20 19:07:41 GMT 2009

ma, 2009-01-19 kello 19:23 +0100, Martin Pitt kirjoitti:
> Putting jaunty's debootstrap into *-backports is absolutely acceptable

Other people noted that debootstrap is regularly backported already.
Very cool. I re-ran my tests with the backported debootstrap, and now I
can successfully test packages from dapper, hardy, intrepid, and jaunty
on hardy, intrepid, and jaunty. Excellent. Thus, everything is as it
should be. Cake in the lunch room at noon!

>  You could even go as far as to provide a script in piuparts
> which downloads and uses the latest debootstrap in the archive?

I don't think I am immediately comfortable adding a layer to download
code from the net that will be run outside the virtual system, so I'll
skip that for now. Perhaps in the future.

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