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Re: Bug#100996: To Stephen



On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 08:26:45AM +0100, Gaby Schilders wrote:
> In that case why don't you make use of apt-get -f
> dist-upgrade and create a 'task-base'? That would be
> the first time that I see _real_ legitimate case for a
> task package... :) The necesarry packages would be in
> that package and you get floppy real-estate for nice
> things as a main mirror-list. If things change you
> have
> a standardized way of updating instead of having to
> hack an obscure script.
> Even if you don't use a task-package you can maybe
> spare an inode and seperate the list from the script.
> Just some ideas.

apt-get hasn't been installed yet, neither has much of 
anything else. What do you use to install apt-get and 
it's supporting requirements?

I'm redirecting this to debian-boot where the smart people live.

Stephen


> --- Stephen R Marenka <stephen@marenka.net> wrote: >
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 11:51:12AM +0100, Gaby
> > Schilders wrote:
> > > I already found out that it is indeed packages
> > > breaking during install. In this case groff-base
> > > didn't install so it hung on groff and man-db not
> > > installing. Nice to know but I have two remarks:
> > 
> > Right, I'd forgotten which packages in particular.
> > 
> > > please put the error from apt-get instead of the
> > error
> > > that debootstrap generates to make debugging
> > easier
> > > for the non-initiated. Secondly I think the
> > install
> > > shouldn't break on base-packages, especially when
> > > doing a net-install. (I did try a different
> > > install-site,
> > 
> > It's a bit more complex than that, but I agree that
> > error isn't 
> > obvious. It bit me and it took me a while to
> > discover what was 
> > going on. Of course, once base is frozen, we won't
> > have quite 
> > these problems. For instance, I believe that groff
> > got split and 
> > debootstrap downloads "base" packages by name and
> > doesn't do 
> > dependency checking. This just isn't something that
> > you normally 
> > have to worry about with a stable system.
> > 
> > > nada. The previous set of bootfloppies gave the
> > same
> > > problems altough they had worked a few days
> > earlier.
> > > They had their own hiccups so I decided to try
> > these
> > > for re-doing the install... my bad... now I have
> > > nothing ;P)
> > 
> > The problem isn't strictly in boot-floppies
> > (although debootstrap now 
> > installs groff-base). boot-floppies, in particular
> > debootstrap, 
> > downloads packages from a mirror. If a package is
> > broken in the mirror, 
> > then boot-floppies breaks even if nothing has
> > changed in the 
> > boot-floppy code.
> > 
> > > Btw, who do I go to for suggestions on features
> > and 
> > > changes?
> > 
> > debian-boot@lists.debian.org 
> > 
> > Subscription and archive information is available
> > off of
> > <http://debian.org>. The code is available
> > anonymously from 
> > cvs.debian.org feel free to make patches and send
> > them to the list.
> > 
> > > p.s. I _love_ the two floppy net-install using
> > compact.
> > 
> > That's my main installation for most of my
> > production systems (potato).
> > 
> > Stephen
> > 
> > -- 
> > Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not
> > doing it right!
> > <stephen@marenka.net>
> > 
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