Bug#30959: marked as done ("updating the local repository using wget")
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From: Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu>
Subject: Obsolete boot-floppies dependency and a suggestion
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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been replaced by newt0.30-dev.
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?
Nothing is hopeless.
(a) Assume the opposite.
(b) If something _is_ hopeless, then its condition can only improve.
(c) If its condition can only improve, then there must be hope for it.
(d) Therefore, nothing is hopeless. QED.
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Subject: bugs closed by boot-floppies 2.2.3
From: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>
Date: 20 Dec 1999 20:53:46 -0500
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These bugs were closed by boot-floppies 2.2.3, now in unstable.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
boot-floppies (2.2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* busybox: updated to 0.40; fix logger; remove free (use lazybox free
instead, which is better)
* dbootstrap: 'expert' boot argument skips some annoying confirmation
dialog boxes; fix kbdconfig dialog being too big; fix the 'list'
archive selection method for installing kernel; more debugging and
informative messages piped to syslog; on i386, install mbr using
/sbin/install-mbr; for m68k, fix keyboards; when doing 'list' method
of disk or mounted archive location selection, just do it if we only
have one possibility
* root: add lazybox 'man' command, reminding users to install man-db pkg
* debian/copyright: remove old FSF address; add/re-organize busybox,
lowmemrd, dbootstrap copyright information (lintian)
* debian/control: standards version 3.1.1; depend on gcc, file; change
priority to extra
* debian/rules: debhelperify; binary package contains the tarball
/usr/src/boot-floppies.tar.gz, rather than the unpacked files in
* i18n: Hungarian, Russian, French, Portuguese updates
* powerpc: add amiga-fdisk to base and root
* close bugs from last release (closes: Bug#52073, Bug#41193, Bug#30959)
* we split root/boot now, maybe we'll do initrd or some such for woody,
but lets close this bug (closes: Bug#40160)
* README clarifications (closes: Bug#41189)
-- Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:35:37 -0500