Building initrd: s/sid/etch/ ?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Sun May 10 05:28:57 EDT 2009

I'm getting a build env for the initrd, and the instructions talk
about sid. Tracking sid for something as fragile and mission critical
as our initrd makes me feel icky. Sid is the bad boy who breaks toys,
and it has broken our toys badly at least once.

 - Do we have a sid chroot we don't update to build this? Can I clone
it? Where from?

 - The sid that built our last released initrd is probably not that
different from etch. Should we move to etch as our "official" build
env for it?

 - Any pitfalls with using etch?


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