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Re: boot-floppies 2.3.5 ready for testing (i386 and powerpc so far)

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 03:57:39PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:

> Some remarks:
>  - There are too much drivers on the driver flops. Why do we need joystick, 
>    sound and video drivers on the boot disks? Just including 
>    block, net, fs, cdrom, scsi and usb would save about 7MB
>    (uncompressed). 

we get whatever the kernel-image gives us.  

>  - There is a warning about creating an empty ld.so.conf after
>    downloading the base system.

harmless, ignore.  or tell aj to kill this silly warning.  its not
really a warning either, just informative (though why anyone would
care i don't know).  

>  - While downloading the essential packages, the package named are
>    displayed. This is nice, so the user can see what is being done.
>    However, when installing those packages, just the message "Installing
>    essential packages" is displayed. It would be nice if here also the
>    package currently being processed would be displayed. The same point
>    applies to the installation of the base packages.

hmm, that would be nice, but tricky given the way debootstrap works.  

in fact everything you see in regards to base install comes from
debootstrap and not boot-floppies, we just read its stdout and stuff
it in dialogs.  

>  - There is a warning about creating an empty lilo.conf. Same for
>    exim.conf.

see above.

>  - I get a warning "Failure trying to run dpkf --force-auto-select
>    --force-overwrite --force". The installation doesn't proceed after
>    this (this warning continues to appear).

hmm what archetecture?  we were seeing this on powerpc due to
powerpc-utils screwing with config files.  but it must be something
else..  unfortunatly its not very easy to see what package is causing
this error.  

note that if you keep hitting `ok' over and over it will eventually
stop.  debootstrap loops over 20 times on errors as it brute forces
the base system into order.  

Ethan Benson

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