http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/sid/Release does not exist

Bug #708746 reported by Evgeny Kuznetsov on 2011-01-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Low
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

debootstrap fails on LMDE due to unability to download http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/sid/Release

This leads to unusable pbuilder:

$ sudo pbuilder create
W: /root/.pbuilderrc does not exist
I: Distribution is sid.
I: Building the build environment
I: running debootstrap
/usr/sbin/debootstrap
I: Retrieving Release
E: Failed getting release file http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/sid/Release
E: debootstrap failed
W: Aborting with an error
I: cleaning the build env
I: removing directory /var/cache/pbuilder/build//17255 and its subdirectories

Justin Krehel (jkrehel) wrote :

Hello Evgeny, thank you kindly for reporting this!

A workaround to get a Debian pbuilder environment is to change the MIRRORSITE to http://ftp.debian.org (or another known good and known mirror) in /etc/pbuilderrc. Please check and confirm this works for you as it did for me.

Thank you again Evgeny for reporting this, it is a help to all of us.

- Justin

Evgeny Kuznetsov (nekr0z) wrote :

Yes, Justin, the workaround you've suggested works pretty well, thank you.

Justin Krehel (jkrehel) wrote :

Hello Evgeny,

Thanks for getting back to us. I've made a new package for pbuilder which adjusts the mirror post-installation. I will encourage it be uploaded to the repositories to fix this issue.

Thank you

- Justin

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
milestone: none → lmde-upcoming
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