Comment 2 for bug 646499

Wookey (wookey) wrote :

A possibly related problem is that if one uses the package/suite syntax that gives an error saying that the suite cannot be found:

sudo apt-get -y -o Apt::Get::AllowUnauthenticated=true -o Apt::Architecture=amd64 -o Apt::Get::Download-Only=true -o Apt::Install-Recommends=false -o Dir=/var/lib/pdebuild-cross/build/ -o Dir::Etc=/var/lib/pdebuild-cross/build/etc/apt/ -o Dir::State=/var/lib/pdebuild-cross/build/var/lib/apt/ -o Dir::State::Status=/var/lib/pdebuild-cross/build/var/lib/dpkg/status -o Dir::Cache=/var/lib/pdebuild-cross/build/var/cache/apt/ install aptitude/maverick
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Release 'maverick' for 'aptitude' was not found

the package/suite systax works fine outside the 'pointing apt at a chroot' context.