Re: boot-floppies dselect acquisition methods
On Wed, Jan 27, 1999 at 09:58:04PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 1999 09:19:35 +0000, Enrique Zanardi <email@example.com> said:
> > On Thu, Jan 21, 1999 at 05:56:43PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> >> That was what we are talking about, they simply would not be on the
> >> boot floppies but would be packaged seperately to advoid
> >> confusion. Ie we have 2 cdrom methods, 2 nfs methods, 4 'disk'
> >> methods, 3 ftp and 2 http !
> > The base system currently includes dpkg, dpkg-mountable,
> > dpkg-multicd and apt.
> > dpkg provides cdrom, nfs, harddisk, mounted and floppy
> > dpkg-mountable provides mountable dpkg-multicd provides multi_cd,
> > multi_nfs and multi_mount
> Then where do ftp, http, and ??? come from?
On boot-floppies 2.1.x only apt provides those. (On 2.0.x there was
> > I guess dpkg-mountable may be removed from the base system.
> Based on current reality (i.e., I *hope* that redundant, useless
> methods are removed, to lower user hesitation, confusion, and wrong
> choices), and based on text from Steve McIntyre (thank you!!) I have
> included below the current text about the acquisition methods from the
> dselect-beginner document in the boot floppies.
> Please review this text and give me hints. More information is needed!
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
> 2.1. ``Access''
> Here's the access screen:
> dselect - list of access methods
> Abbrev. Description
> cdrom Install from a CD-ROM.
> * multi_cd Install from a CD-ROM set.
> nfs Install from an NFS server (not yet mounted).
> multi_nfs Install from an NFS server (using the CD-ROM set) (not yet mounted).
> harddisk Install from a hard disk partition (not yet mounted).
> mounted Install from a filesystem which is already mounted.
> multi_mount Install from a mounted partition with changing contents.
> mountable Install from a partition named in fstab
> floppy Install from a pile of floppy disks.
> ftp Install using ftp.
> http Install using http:, ftp:, and file: URLs.
> apt APT Acquisition [file,http,ftp]
ftp and http are not on the current (2.1.5) base system. May I add them
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