Debootstrap invalidates Packages.bz2 for Gutsy

Bug #1515469 reported by Naman Dixit on 2015-11-12
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Bug Description

Affected System: Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit.

Running

sudo debootstrap --variant=buildd gutsy /genera http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

with the following in /etc/schroot/schroot.conf

[gutsy]
description=gutsy
directory=/genera
root-users=naman
type=directory
users=naman

results in

I: Retrieving Release
I: Retrieving Release.gpg
I: Checking Release signature
I: Valid Release signature (key id 630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5)
I: Retrieving Packages
I: Validating Packages
W: Retrying failed download of http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2
I: Retrieving Packages
I: Validating Packages
W: Retrying failed download of http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2
I: Retrieving Packages
I: Validating Packages
W: Retrying failed download of http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2
I: Retrieving Packages
I: Validating Packages
W: Retrying failed download of http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2

and so on. The Packages.bz2 file is not corrupt and can be checked by

$ wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2
--2015-11-12 08:18:18-- http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2
Resolving old-releases.ubuntu.com (old-releases.ubuntu.com)... 91.189.88.17
Connecting to old-releases.ubuntu.com (old-releases.ubuntu.com)|91.189.88.17|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1070422 (1.0M) [application/x-bzip2]
Saving to: ‘Packages.bz2’
100%[=====================================================================>] 10,70,422 35.5KB/s in 20s
2015-11-12 08:18:39 (51.2 KB/s) - ‘Packages.bz2’ saved [1070422/1070422]

$ bzip2 -tvv Packages.bz2
  Packages.bz2:
    [1: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [2: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [3: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [4: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [5: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [6: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [7: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    [8: huff+mtf rt+rld]
    ok

The same procedure has been tested for Hardy and Feisty and it works in both cases, Gutsy is the only case where it seems to fail.

Naman Dixit (ndixit26) on 2015-11-12
description: updated
Changed in debootstrap (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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