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Re: boot floppies 2.2.0 expected within 72 hours

Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> However, we lack an apt configurator at this time, which is a major
> problem.  Hopefully such a configurator could *automatically* detect
> the presence of an Official CD.  Obviously the CD team should be
> involved in this.
> I don't think the boot-floppies team can handle the production of this
> new apt configurator.  So, I guess I'd like to float a request for
> someone to build this on debian-devel, pointing out it's critical for
> potato release.

Does someone have a clear idea of what this configurator is going to set up?
I'm unclear on it's scope. Does it just encompass setting up the
sources.list lines?

I can imagine something like a ui that lets you build entries for the
sources list. Or at least one entry. The user could choose the aquisition
method (ftp, http, cdrom, nfs mount), and then answer questions based on
that (choose from a list of ftp/http mirrors, insert cd roms to be scanned,
enter nfs mountpoint and path). Then choose which sections they want (main,
non-free, contrib).

> The other problem regarding all this is that I would like to inhibit
> the other dselect acquisition methods, to prevent user confusion.
> Optimally, I think acquisition methods should be folded out from dpkg
> itself (that would get rid of a *lot* of dpkg bugs, BTW).  See
> Bug#32595.

I don't think it's fair to get rid of the floppy method. Yes, I doubt hardly
anyone ever uses it, but if you have no other way, you have to use it. The
rest we can certianly lose.

see shy jo

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