[Whonix-devel] Bug#940188: compatibility with grml-debootstrap, pbuilder and cowbuilder

Johannes Schauer josch at debian.org
Fri Sep 13 21:23:55 CEST 2019


Quoting Patrick Schleizer (2019-09-13 19:45:00)
> could you please make mmdebstrap compatible with grml-debootstrap,
> pbuilder and cowbuilder?
> These applications support setting a custom debootstrap but mmdebstrap
> cannot yet serve as a drop-in replacement for debootstrap since its
> command line interface is different.
> Dunno if becoming a debootstrap drop-in replacement is one of your
> goals. In case it is, just reporting the incomparability.
> At the moment I am wrenching a custom wrapper in between which is not great.
> https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix/blob/master/help-steps/pbuilder-debootstrap-command-filter
> That wrapper might also give clues what kind of incompatibilities were
> found.

thanks! Yes, it would be nice if it could become more of a drop-in replacement
for the tools you list.

I added a no-op --force-check-gpg option.

What else is missing? I am seeing this comment:

> `mmdebstrap` requires the parameters in a certain order

But I don't understand it. Unless you are talking about positional arguments
for which the order is also important for debootstrap, which other options are
there for which the order is important and are causing trouble?

Is there anything else?


cheers, josch
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