Ansgar Burchardt writes:
> debootstrap should support archives that only provide Packages.xz.
> I'll try to take a look at implementing this soon. From a quick glance
> it shouldn't be too difficult given several compression formats are
> already supported (bz2, gz, uncompressed).
I've prepared a patch for this. It worked for me with both a
Packages.xz suite (stretch) and one only providing Package.bz2, but not