Re: Where is the base tarball?
Ethan Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 09:03:51AM -0600, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > 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
> > network.
> wouldn't this be a problem for people who need to download the
> packages first and put them on a dos or macos partition for the base
> install? (this will be quite inconvenient now) these OSes have
> crippled filesystems which will probably end up destroying some of the
> filenames if this is done. the base.tgz tarball has always nicely
> worked around this problem.
> of course i may be missing something, feel free to point it out.
Nope, you're right. But there's really no going back now.
Perhaps someone could work through a patch to debootstrap that would
be able to use a dir with all the packages smooshed flat there?
.....Adam Di Carlo....email@example.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>