Re: install via own mirror (nfs)
Hi, thanks for the reply.
..install a webserver on your mirror NFS box, then just pick
that mirror "manually."
However, as I wrote before, I don't want to install a webserver
in the local network (there is a complex infrastructure and it is
out of the question to do this).
I just want to know, whether there is a way to do the installation it via NFS (I don't see a reason why it should not be possible). If not I'm going to stick to openSuSE.
i have never seen an option to use NFS for a Debian like installation. Maybe the guys from the debian-cd and/or from the debian-boot mailing list could give you more information about that. But in general it make no sense for Debian to use NFS (this is my opinion). Why? Debian was always and maybe will ever be installed over the internet and therefore only http(s) makes sense. It is the only protocol that could be used in nearly every network setup (at minimun through a proxy) because every company would like to have an internet connection.
If your infrastructure is so high sophisticated that it isn't possible for you to install a webserver on the box that provides the nfs option, there maybe will be no reasonable way to use this deb mirror for the installation. Be aware that also apt-get couldn't use NFS, I think.
Some ways to beat this deadlock:
2. install a second debian machine beside you NFS box, export the NFS to that machine and on this second one install a webserver that provides the packages as http repository.
3. as you mentioned, use openSuSE.......