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Re: powerpc woody bf installation status

At 12:46 PM -0700 5/11/01, David Whedon wrote:
Fri, May 11, 2001 at 01:56:34PM -0500 wrote:
 > The next major stumbling block I ran into was that pump doesn't work
 > (bts# 94176). Pump has annoyed me for a number of reasons including
 > bts#64092 and its kin. I think there was some discussion some time ago
 > about perhaps using dhcp-client. So I hacked dhcp-client to work. It
 > works very well. The downside is that dhcp-client takes up a bit more
 > space than pump: 137930 (more if kernel 2.0 support is required) vs.
I don't think we need to directly support 2.0.x on boot-floppies, though if we
decide not to we should make a note in the docs that dhcp won't work if you
replace the kernel with a 2.0 serias.

 > 58112.  It's easy enough to #def this into/out of dbootstrap, but not
 > quite so trivial to maintain both versions of the EXTRACT files. Let me
 > know if you want the patch, even if just for dbootstrap.
I've got an idea.  Why don't we use dhcp-client-udeb? It is destined for use
with debian-installer and is a bit smaller than the .deb:
ruff:davidw$ dpkg -c dhcp-client-udeb_2.0pl5-5_i386.udeb
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-11 12:38:14 ./
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-11 12:38:11 ./sbin/
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    107356 2001-05-11 12:38:11 ./sbin/dhclient
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-11 12:38:08 ./etc/
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      5816 2001-05-11 12:38:08 ./etc/dhclient-script

The udeb already exists in the archive, the only thing to do would be to modify
the apt magic so it looks for it. Saves us a little space, and a lot of people
complain about pump.

Sounds like a good plan. /sbin/dhclient in the deb is a script that calls either dhclient-2.2.x or dhclient-2.0.x depending on uname -r. I just dropped dhclient-2.0.x and dhclient from the EXTRACT lists. I wonder if dhclient-2.2.x is renamed dhclient in the udeb? I suppose I'll just have to see.

Should I fix dbootstrap to look for dhclient and failing that pump? That would give us more flexibility and it shouldn't be hard to do.

Stephen R. Marenka            If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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