Re: base*.tgz is gone, and why it's gone
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:
> i tend to agree, though there are some contrived cases where
> installing via a base tarball without net access is useful.
> for example i have a very slow internet connection and several
> machines, i would like to download the base tarball once and then
> reuse on each machine. also after i install one and use apt-move to
> make a mini mirror of the archive which other machines can use in
> addition to the net access. since all machines have mostly the same
> packages installed at a minimum (priority standard) those will only
> have to be downloaded once.
> debootstrap doesn't like apt-move mirrors since they don't have
> proper Release files.
> i know there are other ways to work around this just none as
> straightforward as downloading base.tgz and using it multiple times.
> > If you don't have a net connection, use a CD install, since presumably
> > just having base wont be enough in this case anyway.
> thats the ideal method of course. asside from getting a real internet
The great advantage of the potato b-f is its flexibility. There are a
number of people out there who use b-f in peculiar ways as consultants or
for in-house pojects. Most of these people have little or no connection
with the Debian project as such.
In my case I am OK. I have learnt enough about b-f over the last months
to know what to hack to produce the Hurd CDs using a tarball, other people
may not be so fortunate.
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