[lxc-users] lxc-templates dependency on debootstrap

Fajar A. Nugraha list at fajar.net
Sat May 20 13:40:01 UTC 2017

On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex.ru> wrote:

> Greetings, All!
> I've tried to roll a new template, but suddenly realized that I have no
> "debootstrap" package installed.
> Checking dependencies, it turned out it is listed as "recommended"
> dependency
> of lxc-templates. Of course, I have not had it installed, since I don't
> want
> unnecessary bloat on my host.
> Which prompts a question. Shouldn't it be a hard dependency instead?
You can (and should) use download template, which doesn't need bootstrap
(or whatever package-manager-of-your-container-distro). Thus IMHO
debootstrap is correctly listed as recommended dependency.

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