RE: debootstrap's basic package list
the trouble with debootstrap is that unless you have a very recent version
of the package list (or are installing stable) it tends to get broken by
cdebootstrap works muc better (though unfortunately woody doesn't have it
and there doesn't seem to be a backport either)
another possibility is to debootstrap a woody base system and then use
apt-get to upgrade it
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> From: Haines Brown [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: Re: debootstrap's basic package list
> > > Where can I find a package list for sarge base system? I've search
> > > around, but without much luck.
> > debootstrap defines the base system
> > (/usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/sarge). If you've run it, that's it.
> Thanks. This confirms that debootstrap only installed about half the
> packages it downloaded.
> I make slow progress by fiddling and installing packages missed by
> debootstrap, but it seems the packages have to be downloaded from on
> line rather than use the packages in apt archives.
> I after configuring, I findally get to the pont of installing a
> kernel, and here again, the installation failed because it could not
> find a file:
> setting up kernel-image-2.6.7-1-386 (2.6.7-2) ...
> /usr/sbin/mkinitrd: /dev/fd does not exist
> Failed to create initrd image
> dpkg: error processing kernel-image...
> :\# ls -l /dev/fd
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2004-08-22 12:48 /dev/fd -> /proc/self/fd
> I had the impression that there's nothing in /proc until I've
> booted the disk. In a booted system, this /proc/self/fd is itself a
> symlink and it gets complicated;; I'm at a loss how to proceed.
> Haines Brown
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