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I'm trying to use debootstrap to create a debian32 system and compile the kernel there but I'm not capable off.

root@citsnmaiko-deb:~# debootstrap  --verbose --arch i386 squeeze /opt/chroots/debian32/ http://ftp.debian.org/debian/
I: Retrieving Release
E: Failed getting release file http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release

I'm behind a proxy but apt-get and wget works fine, I already tryied to set the http_proxy var but without success.

what else can I do ?

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You mention that apt-get works fine. Is ftp.debian.org the mirror you are using in your sources.list? Are you perhaps using ftp instead of http? –  Zoredache Oct 19 '12 at 19:31

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You're using the right command. Your question appears to be just "what else can I do ?" (sic).

So here are a few reasons why this might happen.

  • Unreachability of ftp.debian.org from your machine
  • Unexplained error on ftp.debian.org

Can you:

  • resolve the name?
  • successfully make a tcp connection to it on port 80?
  • retreive that file?

Try using nc or curl to pull the file. Run tcpdump in another terminal and see what happens.

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I changed the mirror and export my http_proxy. Now its working. Thx –  MaikoID Oct 22 '12 at 18:06

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