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Re: Where is the base tarball?

Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> 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....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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