cowbuilder with sid under Ubuntu/Mint

Just for reference cause I had to figured it out again after upgrade from Mint Lisa to Mint Maya (which in Mint world means reinstalling whole system).

This is the way to create cowbuilder environment with Debian Sid/unstable under Linux Mint Maya or any Ubuntu based system:

sudo sed -ie 's/MIRRORSITE.*/MIRRORSITE=' /etc/pbuilderrc
sudo apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
sudo cowbuilder --create --distribution sid --debootstrapopts --keyring=/usr/share/keyrings/debian-archive-keyring.gpg

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5 thoughts on “cowbuilder with sid under Ubuntu/Mint

  1. Daviey


    Thanks for your blog post. One thing that really interests me is the advantages of cowbuilder, over, say – sbuild with aufs/overlayfs. Is it just a taste thing? Or something more interesting?

    Thanks! :)

    1. fEnIo Post author

      Basically wrapper on pbuilder which in turn is something like wrapper around chroot + some automation to make testing Debian packages easier.


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