Cerberus’ summary/interim result:
To briefly recap my testing results (level-headed) …
a) built 126.96.36.199 + 188.8.131.52 (whonix-gateway, bare-metal on bare metal) on Debian 7.4.0
-> followed https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Physical_Isolation#Build_Configuration_.28Optional.29 to the letter here.
-> replacing eth0 > wlan0, eth1 > eth0, committed changes
d) everything else on default
Remark: I typed everything by hand (b+c) twice, so I highly doubt that it’s actually typos (no copy & paste). I followed the manual very carefully (twice), certainly installing all requirements, i.e. grml_packages.
Result: both builds failed (reproducible) at 2000_install-files-packages step, actually pretty soon after “debsums something”(while this went through). then it went pretty fast > error! silly tty doesn’t let me scroll back and re-running the build process produces some totally distinct error -> thus I’m not able to post a log - it’s basically a one-time error > re-install loop. Went through this twice. Hope you can reproduce. I’m basically cooling my head now. A bit pissed off after throwing 14+ hrs out the window including Debian installs. Hope you don’t mind. I’m now waiting for your feedback, I hope we find the actual issue together and then: new try, (hopefully) new luck - with at least one (then understood) issue out of the way!