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Bug#13021: network installs

>>>>> "aj" == Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
aj> I've done a couple of slink installs recently, with some success.

aj> Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do either of them from CD (the
aj> first, the CD drive was some weird parallel port SCSI thing, which
aj> I just gave up on, and the second I didn't have a Debian CD in the
aj> first place)

aj> Anyway, both times I did have a working fast ethernet connection,
aj> and it was /really/ annoying that I couldn't just ftp the base
aj> disks from somewhere.

aj> I'd thus like to ask for the program snarf to be added to the
aj> bootdisks for potato.

aj> It's GPLed, and I presume it's small enough not to cause too many
aj> problems:

aj> [aj@sapphire ~]$ ls -l /usr/bin/snarf -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19244
aj> Dec 31 02:34 /usr/bin/snarf* [aj@sapphire ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/snarf
aj> libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40010000) /lib/ld-linux.so.2 =>
aj> /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)

aj> It supports ftp, http (proxies and authenticated), and gopher
aj> urls.

aj> Please please please?

This is already bug#13021, BTW.

I don't know how high it is on Enrique's list.  If you impatient, I
suggest you hack the source and submit patches?  Adding stuff to base
is hard because we are under heavy space constraints.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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