Re: Where is the base tarball?
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 04:19:58PM +0200, Attila Nagy wrote:
> I tried to build a Debian woody boot floppy set with the latest code from
> CVS and I have a problem.
> The is no base*.bin and the base tarball is also missing at the end of the
> process. This is the case with the set on the debian mirrors too, so I
> wonder what the problem is.
The woody boot-floppies use debootstrap, which builds the base
system on the fly from individual packages. These packages can be
available locally (via a hard drive, CDROM, etc.) or over the
> The Debian woody can be installed only from network? :)
No, see above.
> Please somebody enlighten me about this, because I want to produce a
> bootable *and* installable woody CD set, but without base tarball it is
> very hard to do...
The current CVS version of debian-cd should allow you to create CD
images which contain all of the files necessary. Unfortunately,
the woody boot-floppies themselves are seriously broken, so you
probably won't be able to use your fresh CDs.