Re: category code
On Monday 26 July 1999, at 14 h 27, the keyboard of Gwyneth Lloyd-Jones
> When installing a debian system to a computer, it asks you which set of
> packages you want to install on your system (i.e. Admin, Basic,
> Devel_std etc...). Does anyone have any pointers to where I might
> find the source code which generates this screen and process this info?
In the boot-floppies package, directory 'scripts/basedisks/master2files'. Change the 'master' file and recompile.
You can access the boot-floppies using CVS; this is particularly useful
if you are actively working on the package.
CVS comes with excellent documentation; in particular, see the 'cvs'
There are various ways to access the CVS repository for the boot-floppies,
depending on your circumstances. However, once you've set up your
CVSROOT variable properly, all the access methods behave identically.
The following are bash commands you can
run to get the CVS area; other shell users should be able to translate
to their shell language easily. Commands with a '#' are comments; you
don't have to type those.
# if you are logged into to va.debian.org, aka cvs.debian.org:
# if you are using 'ssh' to access the area, and you have an account
# on va.debian.org -- this is the recommended method:
# if you are using anonymous (readonly) access:
# you will be prompted for a password -- just hit 'enter'
# if you are using a pserver account (i.e., you need write access but
# do not have an account on va, and you have been given a pserver
# username and password):
# enter the password you have been given
After that, all techniques are the same. Simply check out the sources.
For the lastest (possibly unstable) version, do:
cvs co boot-floppies
For the slink CVS branch, which is probably what you are using if you are
working on translating slink documentation:
cvs co -r adam-boot-floppies_2-1_branch boot-floppies
>From there, you just use 'cvs update' and 'cvs commit' -- see the