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Re: base*.tgz is gone, and why it's gone

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 05:09:33PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On 15 Jun 2001, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > There is no base tarball anymore.  The functionality has been
> > superceeded by debootstrap (the package).
> Hrm. This is midely annoying to say the least :<
> The base tarball is *very* useful for NFS root booting other
> architectures which I do alot, particularly when the NFS serving box is
> not a debian box. It is very nice to be able to say 'fetch this tar,
> unpack it, setup NFS and boot this kernel'.
> I'm not sure how you can automate that process without haxoring the .debs
> since they can't really have their post insts run. It would be nice if
> there is possible solution, particularly if said solution could run on
> non-Debian unix's..

Maybe debootstrap could be hacked to support this? I'm not sure how you
would create a fully installed system in a chroot on a different arch

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