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Re: [patch] debootstrap basedebs tarball support

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 06:15:02AM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> the way this works is you give debootstrap a mirror of
> tar://some/where/basedebs.tgz  instead of a normal file:// or http://
> URL.

You're probably going to think I have it in for you, but fwiw, I
don't. :-/

The proper implementation should look more like:

		if [local install]:
			unpack tarball into /target
		if [floppy install]:
			cat floppies | unpack tarball into /target

and then calling dbootstrap with a "null:" url, instead of an "http:" one.

The distribution dependent scripts are specifically not meant to care
about where the .debs come from.

aj, who'd really like to see some b-f's that work for *someone* before
    worrying about whether they're optimal for everyone...

Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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