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Bug#30959: Obsolete boot-floppies dependency and a suggestion

severity 30959 wishlist
retitle 30959 "updating the local repository using wget"

On Mon, Dec 21, 1998 at 04:28:32PM -0500, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: 2.0.11
>   Hi, I thought it was worth mentioning that boot-floppies appears to depend
> on newt0.25-dev, a package which appears to have vanished in a puff of
> smoke and been replaced by newt0.30-dev.

boot-floppies_2.0.11 is the version in Debian 2.0 (hamm) and depends on
newt0.21-dev, that is also in hamm.

boot-floppies_2.1.3 is the current version in the soon-to-be Debian 2.1
(slink) and depends on newt0.25-dev, that is also in slink

newt0.30-dev is only in the unstable branch of the Debian distribution,
a.k.a. "potato", that currently doesn't have a working boot-floppies version
available (as "potato" is only a few weeks old).

AFAICT, all newt-related dependencies are fulfilled inside the same

>   Actually, I have one other minor question; boot-floppies appears to assume
> that you have a Debian CD or local FTP mirror or some other mounted version
> of the package repository.  Is it possible that boot-floppies could be
> modified to allow the use of wget, ftpget, or some similar facility?

It may be done by adding an "update-repository" target on the top
Makefile, that checks the contents of the local repository and updates it
from a remote mirror. I'm adding that to the wishlist.

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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