cdebootstrap - Bootstrap a Debian system

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name cdebootstrap
Package version 0.6.4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 78 B
Download size 32.55 KB
Official Mirror
cdebootstrap generates systems from scratch for Debian and derivates.
This is implementation is different from debootstrap.  It features a different
package selection.  The package selection is done according to the flavour.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cdebootstrap_0.6.4_amd64.deb 0.6.4 amd64 Debian Main
cdebootstrap - - -


Name Value
debian-archive-keyring -
gpgv -
libbz2-1.0 -
libc6 >= 2.11
libdebian-installer-extra4 >= 0.97
libdebian-installer4 >= 0.97
liblzma5 >= 5.1.1alpha+20120614
wget -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package cdebootstrap_0.6.4_i386.deb
Source Package cdebootstrap

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install cdebootstrap deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cdebootstrap




2014-11-15 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.6.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Build helper debs with gzip compression to support releases before
Squeeze. (closes: #768540)
* Add proper Built-Using to binary packages. (closes: #769352)
2014-07-31 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.6.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make all mounts private, so that we don't leak mounts.
(closes: #755965)
* Support uncompressed deb packages. (closes: #756420)
* Supprt large deb packages. (closes: #756419)
2014-07-22 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.6.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use unshare to get our own mount namespace.
* Overhaul foreign mode:
- Work with dash as /bin/sh.
- Check for pid 1 before executing stuff, otherwise exit.
- Make sure a status fd exists.
- Set owner and group of all files to root.
- Handle signals.
* Overhaul execution code:
- Support output.
- Use for decompressing.
2014-07-07 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.6.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix stack overrun in execution. (closes: #753118)
* Don't expect root for foreign and download only runs.
2014-06-23 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.6.0) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use debhelper compat level 9.
* Force installation of base-passed. (closes: #737939)
* Use dpkg status fd instead of output parsing.
* Support Debian Jessie. (closes: #710437)
* Don't create /dev/console.
* Don't check for noexec and nodev for foreign and download only runs.
(closes: #752013)
* Drop udeb for the time being. (closes: #723167)
* Use dpkg buildflags support.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.5:
- Support build-arch and build-indep.
* Always show stderr of called commands. (closes: #746452)
* Remove prefix from command output. (closes: #332551)
2013-04-15 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.5.10) unstable; urgency=low
* Disable InRelease support. (closes: #704613)
2012-06-01 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.5.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for InRelease files. (closes: #673625)
* Don't try to find language files during bootstrap. (closes: #671177)
2011-07-26 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.5.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Support SHA1 checksums for release files. (closes: #614314)
* Use zlib to decompress gzip files.
* Support bzip2 compressed packages. (closes: #458688)
* Fix removal of divertion in second stage code.
* Document default flavour. (closes: #528376)
* Fix -k option. (closes: #508090)
* Fix typo in error message. (closes: #502443)
* Support xz compressed packages.
* Update description.
2010-10-10 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.5.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Support Debian Wheezy. (closes: #597460)
* Support newer Ubuntu releases.
* Remove old Ubuntu releases.
2010-07-12 - Bastian Blank <>
cdebootstrap (0.5.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't use noreturn attribute, it is broken somehow. (closes: #587526)
* Use debhelper compat level 7.

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