I am having an issue with Debootstrap using my own mirror of debian. Using apt-mirror, apt-ftparchive and GPG, once a day my personal mirror server synchronizes with "http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian" using apt-mirror. Following that, I have a perl script that confirms the MD5s of the Packages files and the listed packages within the Packages file. If everything goes well and the MD5 checks pass, I sign the Release with my own GPG/Trusted key. Another thing to note is apt-mirror is "cleaning" the mirror, so theoretically the two (mine and ftp.us.debian.org's repos) should match exactly, other than the fact I signed the Release file instead of Debian.
Currently, when I launch up a debootstrap using ftp.us.debian.org as my repo, debootstrap works exactly as expected and I eventually have a working Debian base system. When I use my self-signed mirror instead of ftp.us.debian.org, I get installation failures due to dependency issues and have to add an "--exclude" line with several packages to my debootstrap command to allow debootstrap to complete. I've done some investigation into what conflicts specifically, but I feel that is a symptom of the problem, and not the problem.
When I download both "Packages" files from my repo and Debian's, grep for the "Package: " line, pipe through 'sort' and 'uniq', and then run a diff on the two, the repos match exactly package-wise. They both have an exact match for unique packages:
"tim@timmey:~/tmp$ diff Packages-my-debian-repo.list Packages-debian.list
tim@timmey:~/tmp$ wc -l Packages-my-debian-repo.list Packages-debian.list
Apt versions from repo server:
"(14:30 tim@repo:/data/repo/config) dpkg -l |grep apt
ii apt 0.7.20.2+lenny1 Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii apt-file 2.1.5 APT package searching utility -- command-lin
ii apt-utils 0.7.20.2+lenny1 APT utility programs
ii aptitude 0.4.11.11-1~lenny1 terminal-based package manager
ii libapt-pkg-perl 0.1.22+b1 Perl interface to libapt-pkg
Debootstrap versions from server trying debootstrap:
"s1d:~# dpkg -l|grep debootstrap
ii cdebootstrap 0.5.4 Bootstrap a Debian system
ii debootstrap 1.0.10lenny1 Bootstrap a basic Debian system
"(14:26 tim@repo:~) cat /etc/apt/mirror.list|egrep -v "(^$|^#)"
set nthreads 20
set _tilde 0
The config for apt-ftparchive is fairly typical and I can confirm that area is working nicely. We use binary caching and generate each component/subdir of the repo's pool/ dir. Release, Packages, all the MD5s, etc are all working flawlessly. This issue only shows when using debootstrap.
Has anyone else ran into this issue. Is there something special "ftp.us.debian.org" is doing to support deboostrap that I am not?
I can gladly provide more config files and data that anyone would like to look at. I didn't want to spam my post with lots of long configs. Any help, ideas, experienencies, guesses would be greatly appreciated!