Re: lilo udebization
On Sat, Dec 23, 2000 at 09:25:17AM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Gergely Risko wrote:
> > I made an udeb for lilo. You can find the patch for the unstable lilo
> > in bug 80390.
> Why do we need a lilo udeb?
> By the time lilo runs, we should have a full debian base system set up,
> so we could just run lilo from there.
I still don't understand udeb design very well. Please enlighten me.
As I am considering the Live CD installation/running of Debian, I get a
rough impression that udebs have little use there maybe. A Live CD
installation will need the main-menu, a menu-item to run the Live Try-Out
in the main-menu, an approach similiar to dpkg-repack|apt-get but get
over the overhead, and an approach to fake write accesses to the file-
system when necessary, and finally a fake(?) package to insert all of
the necessary menu-items required for an installation into the
main-menu for corresponding functionality (fdisk/...). Only that seems
menu-item could be only inserted by XBC-... hence a udeb and the way
main-menu to activate the menu-item require the udeb too(?) I.e. in this
Live CD senario, udebs do little use, but main-menu is bind with that.
[The runtime setup of the Live CD is to use initrd to setup symlinks
(and do other tricks too) to directories in the CD. I don't think that
to mount /dev/cdrom (get info from /proc) as / very satisfying. IMHO.]
But, yeah, maybe I could also fake away the udebs from the Live CD just
as the fake of usual debs. To get over the overhead to retrieve, udpkg,
etc, is difficult though.
Another off-topic question is that I'm just begin looking on the gtk
frontend, and yet still can't figure out an obvious way to deal with the
main-loop through debconf interface to the frontends. (But get a
non-obvious way heh..) Please someone could enlighten me. Thanks!
* I'm not claim anything. So ease up questioning my ability.
* This email maybe be full of stupidity. I hope you have little more
time then just only LART but to give a little explaination. I
Happy Xmas! (I'm not a stupid angry little man usually, at least far
from it in off-net life! ;-)
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