[Piuparts-devel] Bug#633033: Bug#633033: piuparts: libeatmydata alternative

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Aug 28 17:23:20 UTC 2011

Hi Stefano,

On Donnerstag, 18. August 2011, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> > So, while installing libeatmydata into chroot would be superior,
> I only wrote it half an hour ago, so not very tested, but it seems to
> work for me, and be a fair bit faster than simply force-unsafe-io.

I've put it into the git branch feature/eatmydata as I didn't have time to 
test it yet.
I've added a changelog entry and added eatmydata to the depends.

> I know this won't work on Ubuntu (where eatmydata isn't in main, so
> debootstrap can't install it), but I can improve it to handle that
> better). It can be installed after enabling universe in the chroot, and
> we can also not run it if it isn't installed in the chroot.
> It would probably also make sense to Recommend eatmydata (for speeding
> up debootstrap and tarball unpacking)

Reading these paragraphs again I think I understand why you didn't suggest a 
depends ;-)

Maybe you can come up with an enhanced patch which gracefully deals with the 
non-existance of eatmydata, so we can turn the depends into a recommends 
without annoying people who dont install recommends... 


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