qemu-sbuild-utils have been merged into sbuild and are now shipped as
sbuild-qemu. The executables have been renamed from
sbuild-qemu-*, to be consisent with the other
utilities provided by sbuild.
I may or may not have botched the transitional dummy package, but as the original package never migrated to testing (this was deliberate) and popcon was low, I'm confident that people will manage.
sbuild-qemu depends on the recently uploaded
vdbm2, which added support
for arm64, armhf, and ppc64el images. This is really exciting, as this means
autopkgtest will soon be able to build for and
test on most of the officially supported architectures, all from one host
machine. MRs to enable these new features in
autopkgtest have already been
filed by Ryutaro Matsumoto. Support for the armel architecture is being
discussed; support for the MIPS architectures is a more complicated issue, as
they don't use GRUB.
I'd like to thank Johannes Schauer for reaching out, initiating discussion, and collaborating on this merge!