Re: install from MacOS
On Oct 13 2002, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> I came to the conclusion that if I want Debian package management on
> my Mac I need actual Debian.
The exact same conclusion that I reached. The fink project has
some problems in my view as a user (perhaps I've been spoiled
by Debian's high quality), but they don't have something that
I think is essential to any project: security releases of
That's not even to mention other problems like not having
binary releases of most packages (and compilation under MacOS
X taking *ages* with anything less than a huge amount of
> What I'd like to do is be able to install a basic system which can be
> apt-get'd into shape without ever messing with burning CDs or the like.
> Ideally, I'd like to be able to download an installer for MacOS (OS X,
> preferably) which would let me wipe an existing partition and install that
> base system. Naturally, I'd have to reboot into Linux to apt-get it into
> shape, but it'd be nice if the installation itself didn't require a reboot
> from CD.
I don't know if I understand exactly what you want. Perhaps I
do, but just to be sure, do you want something like
<http://people.debian.org/~branden/ibook.html>? No physical
medium is required if work is done with help of Open Firmware.
Rogério Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito