root@mount-peerless:/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sqlalchemy# debootstrap slink /build/slink2 http://archive.debian.org/debian E: No such script: /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/slink
Hmm, I thought I remembered slink support for debootstrap--not that slink used debootstrap by default--back when I was looking through the debootstrap sources years ago. Sure enough looking through the changelogs, slink support was dropped back in 2005.
Okay, well, this isn't going to work either, but I guess I could try debootstrapping sarge and from there go back to slink.
Except it worked fine.