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Re: patch to fix debootstrap invocation on local archive

On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 10:53:33AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Anyhow, this does highlight that we need to cope with errors and
> problems in debootstrap a *lot* more gracefully.   I don't know if
> that has well defined exit codes (archive not found, out of memory,
> out of disk, etc).  I hope so, because we can't very well do an
> interface without that.

Yes, this needs fixing. How should boot-floppies and debootstrap interact?

Possible interactions are:

	* failures/success (duh)

	* progress -- how much has downloaded (x%), what's happening
	  (I: installing essential packages), etc

	* interactivity -- "please insert the 5th base-system floppy"

I'm happy to do just about anything on the debootstrap end for this;
what's convenient for boot-floppies? Calling a program, displaying the
slang stuff "myself", using a named pipe, using stdio?

Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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