Re: [woody] modules for debian-installer (Re: the next step)
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Yes, we can certianly try to do this eventually. However, take a look at
> all the disgusting stuff basedisks.sh has to do in the boot-floppies to
> create a debian base system. A lot of packages need to be cleaned up
> before we can just dpkg -i `cat base-debs` and have it work. I'd prefer
> to go with something that already works here to save time on the first
Yes. More care should be given to the base set. We need to file bugs
now, and agressively, against them.
A lot of people blame bf for delaying release but in fact we spent
much of our time waiting for fixes in base or kernels.
Anyhow, all that aside, I think the debian-installer effort should
just grab this script. If all packages in base used debconf then it's
going to be a lot easier to deal with -- and the basedisk.sh script
can be stripped down a bit.
Although it is an interesting idea if udpkg could handle this.
> > I've also heard that the grub is better. Do you think (as the leader
> > of woody installer team) the lilo will be still the default kernel
> > loader for woody ?
> Maybe I shouldn't have written lilo there. I have no preference. Whoever
> writes this module for the first cut can decide. If you'd like it to be
I think grub would be better since it's xplatform. I have heard
rumors that its not ready for prime time yet, though.
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