Re: Alpha versions of boot floppies.
Tommy Moore <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi guys. I'm wanting to replace the standard debian installation kernel on
> the boot disk with all the debian stuff in it plus a special patch
> added. Anyone know where I can get the latest images so that I can replace
> the kernel and give them a try?
Latest Alpha images of the boot-floppies? I'm afraid you've opened a
can of worms. Porting of boot-floppies to alpha is lagging a bit. We
would appreciate your help. Please use CVS, using anonymous CVS as
listed below. Make patches and send them to this list as needed.
Once we are happy that your patches are non-destructive to other
platforms, we'd be happy to give you read-write access to the CVS
area, if you do not already have an account on va.
This offer stands for *any* prospective Alpha porters or other
interested folks who wanna help make boot-floppies better.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
You can access the boot-floppies using CVS; this is particularly useful
if you are actively working on the package.
CVS comes with excellent documentation; in particular, see the 'cvs'
There are various ways to access the CVS repository for the boot-floppies,
depending on your circumstances. However, once you've set up your
CVSROOT variable properly, all the access methods behave identically.
The following are bash commands you can
run to get the CVS area; other shell users should be able to translate
to their shell language easily. Commands with a '#' are comments; you
don't have to type those.
# if you are logged into to va.debian.org, aka cvs.debian.org:
# if you are using 'ssh' to access the area, and you have an account
# on va.debian.org -- this is the recommended method:
# if you are using anonymous (readonly) access:
# you will be prompted for a password -- just hit 'enter'
# if you are using a pserver account (i.e., you need write access but
# do not have an account on va, and you have been given a pserver
# username and password):
# enter the password you have been given
After that, all techniques are the same. Simply check out the sources.
For the lastest (possibly unstable) version, do:
cvs co boot-floppies
For the slink CVS branch, which is probably what you are using if you are
working on translating slink documentation:
cvs co -r adam-boot-floppies_2-1_branch boot-floppies
>From there, you just use 'cvs update' and 'cvs commit' -- see the