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Bug#95921: superformat isn't on root.bin or installed by debootstrap

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 12:23:37AM -0700, David Whedon wrote:
> dbootstrap attempts to execute /target/bin/superformat.  debootstrap has not
> installed the package fdutils where superformat would be found.  One of the
> following is probably a good idea:
> 1. have debootstrap install fdutils, but since it is priority optional that
> probably doesn't make sense unless it is conditional on the --boot-floppies
> command line switch. Interestingly slink and potato versions of debootstrap
> install fdutils.

I've added it. I'll look into making debootstrap's base
[required+optional]+/-[random other stuff] soon, so that it's more
work-with-able. But for now, just hacking around seems fine.

Unfortunately, fdutils has an interactive install, so you'll need to
hit enter (assuming you can) to use debootstrap now. :( Someone should
probably do an NMU, or at least file a bug...

Anyway, debootstrap 0.1.7 is in incoming now, fixing this and a handful
of other bugs. It kind-of works with sid (assuming you have a mirror
that's not half out of date like ftp.d.o...), except that the dpkg
segfault bug has gotten worse, so it doesn't get anywhere at all anymore.

    debootstrap sid sid-chroot http://ftp.kernel.org/debian /usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/woody

with dpkg 0.9.2 segfaults at the first attempt to invoke dpkg. :(


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