Debian Bug report logs - #593186
config/chroot_local-packages/foo.deb cannot be a symlink

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Package: live-build; Maintainer for live-build is Live Systems Maintainers <>; Source for live-build is src:live-build.

Reported by: "Trent W. Buck" <>

Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 04:06:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version live-build/2.0~a23-1

Fixed in version live-build/2.0~a29-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#593186; Package live-build. (Mon, 16 Aug 2010 04:06:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Trent W. Buck" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: config/chroot_local-packages/foo.deb cannot be a symlink
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:02:54 +1000
Package: live-build
Version: 2.0~a23-1
Severity: minor

chroot_sources uses cp -l to copy packages from
config/chroot_local-packages/ into the chroot.  This breaks when
packages are symlinks.


    # ls -l config/chroot_local-packages/*deb
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root disk 46 Aug 16 13:58 config/chroot_local-packages/linux-image-2.6.35_2.6.35-1_amd64.deb -> /usr/src/linux-image-2.6.35_2.6.35-1_amd64.deb

Generates output from "lh build":

    # lh build
    P: Configuring file /etc/apt/sources.list

    W: Unable to stat ./linux-image-2.6.35_2.6.35-1_amd64.deb

    W: Unable to stat ./linux-image-2.6.35_2.6.35-1_amd64.deb
    gpg: /root/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    P: Begin install linux-image...
    cp: cannot stat `chroot/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
    P: Begin unmounting filesystems...

Perhaps chroot_sources should use CP_OPTIONS=-lL.

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages live-build depends on:
ii  debootstrap                   1.0.23     Bootstrap a basic Debian system

Versions of packages live-build recommends:
ii  cpio                          2.11-4     GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  gettext-base         GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  gnu-fdisk                     1.2.4-3+b1 Linux fdisk replacement based on l

Versions of packages live-build suggests:
pn  dosfstools                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  fakeroot                      1.14.4-1   Gives a fake root environment
pn  genisoimage                   <none>     (no description available)
pn  memtest86+ | memtest86        <none>     (no description available)
pn  mtools                        <none>     (no description available)
ii  parted                        2.3-1      The GNU Parted disk partition resi
ii  squashfs-tools                1:4.0-8    Tool to create and append to squas
ii  sudo                          1.7.2p7-1  Provide limited super user privile
pn  syslinux | grub               <none>     (no description available)
pn  uuid-runtime                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  win32-loader                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

-- debsums errors found:
debsums: changed file /usr/share/live/build/scripts/build/bootstrap_debootstrap (from live-build package)

Information forwarded to, Debian Live Project <>:
Bug#593186; Package live-build. (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Re: config/chroot_local-packages/foo.deb cannot be a symlink
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:20:57 +0200
tag 593186 pending

fixed in git.

Address:        Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:24:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #17 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#593186: fixed in live-build 2.0~a29-1
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:32:11 +0000
Source: live-build
Source-Version: 2.0~a29-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-build, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/l/live-build/live-build-cgi_2.0~a29-1_all.deb
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_2.0~a29-1.diff.gz
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_2.0~a29-1.dsc
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_2.0~a29-1_all.deb
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_2.0~a29.orig.tar.gz
  to main/l/live-build/live-helper_2.0~a29-1_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:13:58 +0200
Source: live-build
Binary: live-build live-build-cgi live-helper
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.0~a29-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Live Project <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-build - Debian Live - System Build Scripts
 live-build-cgi - Debian Live - System Build Scripts (cgi frontend)
 live-helper - Debian Live - System Build Scripts (transitional package)
Closes: 581252 593186
 live-build (2.0~a29-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Updating auto/scripts handling.
   * Adding somewhat prettier header in /etc/apt/sources.list.
   * Fixing lb_binary_syslinux to add quiet for the default live entries.
   * Correcting typo in lb_config when cleaning up auto/config.
   * Adding support for inclusion of the debian-backports repository.
   * Correcting freudian typo when reading in config files.
   * Correcting to narrow pattern for counting kernel images (Closes:
   * Updating kernel images number when installing them into live media.
   * Also populating config tree automatically when calling other top-
     level commands apart from lb_build.
   * Allowing also symlinks in chroot_local-packages (Closes: #593186).
   * Correcting typo in binary sources.list creating.
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