Re: Bug#100996: To Stephen
Stephen R Marenka <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
The list of base packages is essentially controlled by debootstrap
What does it buy us to have that list in a task package? Nothing,
What exactly are we trying to accomplish? obviously, if base changes
such as a package split, the process that installs base (debootstrap)
has to change as well. There's no way to avoid this maintenance
.....Adam Di Carlo....email@example.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>