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Re: Bug#100996: To Stephen

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 02:03:13PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Stephen R Marenka <stephen@marenka.net> writes:
> > 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
> now.
> What does it buy us to have that list in a task package?  Nothing,
> really.

I agree.

> 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
> issue.

That's not true.  If the information about which packages
constituted the base system was stored elsewhere (such as in the
Section fields of the Package file) then it wouldn't be necessary
to update debootstrap each time the list of base packages changed.


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