Re: Alpha Boot Floppies: new version
> > Anthony Towns just posted a method on debian-boot [of making a
> > basedebs.tgz file]
> OK, I gave this a try, same result; let me type in the end of console
> 4 (anything really odd is probably a typo):
> dpkg: warning - ignoring pre-depencency problem !
> (Reading database... 77 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace dpkg 1.9.16 (using
> ../archives/dpkg_1.9.16_alpha.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement dpkg ...
> dpkg: dpkg: dependency problems, but configuring anyway as you
> dpkg depends on libc6.1 (>= 2.2.3-1); however:
> Package libc6.1 is not installed.
> dpkg depends on libncurses5 (>= 5.2.20010310-1); however:
> Package libncurses5 is not installed.
> dpkg depends on libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2; however:
> Package libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 is not installed.
> Setting up dpkg (1.9.16) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package libc6.1.
> (Reading database ... 216 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking libc6.1 (from ../libc6.1_2.2.3-8_alpha.deb) ...
> Setting up libc6.1 (2.2.3-7) ...
> Current default timezone: 'UTC'.
> Local time is now: Tue Aug 14 20:07:43 UTC 2001.
> Universal time is now: Tue Aug 14 20:07:43 UTC 2001.
> Run 'tzconfig' if you wish to change it.
> Package 'sysvinit' is not installed and no info is available.
> Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
> and dpkg --conents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
> ... and that's all she wrote, hard hang at this point (for those who
> arrived late, this is on a Bret, aka AlphaStation 500/500).
Perhaps it's trying to restart init then in a bad way. I'll retrieve
the postinst and have a look later.