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

> Hi,
> So, I downloaded the boot floppies 2.3.5 and tried them, I got as
> far as the "Install Base System" with no real problems.
> Now, since I have a dialup ppp connection, how do I download the
> base system, since base2_3.tgz has been superseded?  Where do get
> these packages from, and where in my download tree do I put them?
> Thanks,

Quoting aph from a day or two ago:

> Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
>> I've been downloading these files for a test session, and I can't find the
>> base tarball. Where can I find this file? It is normally in the images
>> directories, but I can't find it.
> There is no base tarball anymore.  The functionality has been
> superceeded by debootstrap (the package).
> FYI, what debootstrap does is simply download (or get from CD) the
> packages in base at runtime.  Essentially, it replaces the
> bootdisks.sh script in boot-floppies -- we used to build the base
> system at boot-floppies build time.
> Why is this better?  For one, it's going to be able to work with
> debian-installer, for sid release, since boot-floppies is going away
> in sid.  For two, its better because we don't have to create another
> boot-floppies release to capture updates in base.  We're able to turn
> around base fixes as easily as updating the packages in the archive.
> For three, it's better because it means less for the overworked
> debian-boot team to be directly responsible for. :)

Didn't check the list archive? Naughty naughty.

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