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Re: how to install without d-i

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 09:18:12PM +0200, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> > Wouter Verhelst píše v Po 08. 08. 2005 v 13:15 +0200:
> > > > > * Install woody, upgrade
> > > > 
> > > > that's an interesting idea.
> > > 
> > > Well, no, actually. It'll take way too long, and give you a system
> > > without /media or /srv (along some other glitches).
> > 
> > glitches? My main working machine got installed Potato (or was it Hamm?)
> > and I am dist-upgrading since then (running unstable now). Do I miss
> > things compared to pure Sarge install?
> Well, your system is of course fully functional; it's just that it isn't
> 100% FHS-compliant. I don't remember what I mean with the "along some
> other glitches" part myself now, so let's just say it means something
> along the lines of "there might be other things, dunno".
> In any case, a pure sarge install will not be the same as a pure
> upgraded woody.

That surprises me a bit...

Isn't there any document that describes the differences? I have no plans to
reinstall any of my machines for this. After all, Debian is well-known for
never needing a reinstall, so it would be a pity if this changed.

BTW, can't /media (already created manually a while ago) and /srv (what's the
purpose of that one?) be created during upgrade, just like with adding new
ids to passwd?



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