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Re: 2.3.6 uploaded

"Christian T. Steigies" <cts@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 02:44:37AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > 
> > Boot-floppies 2.3.6 for i386, powerpc, and source, has been uploaded.
> How much time do we have before you upload 2.3.7? I have 2.3.5 ready for
> m68k, but I can't get it through the phone line...

How are you going to upload it at all if you can't get it through the
phone line?

I don't know when I'm going to release the next boot-floppies.  The
version number is going to be 3.0.0.  I have to release it when it's

Its more important to have *some* version available for m68k than to
have it be the latest.  I doubt there will be all that many changes
between 2.3.6 and 3.0.0, or, if there are, it will be a ways off.

> One is the downloading of packages, it works for some, it doesn't work for
> others, I suspect (without any proof yet) that it does work for others, only
> the error message is wrong/misleading. This is from my lastest try on a
> networked machine, boot-floppies-2.3.6 installed, no changes to the config
> file.
> I: downloading kernel-image-2.2.19-atari
> [...]
> I: downloading required packages from files
> /home/cts/boot-floppies/scripts/rootdisk/EXTRACT_LIST_all
> /home/cts/boot-floppies/scripts/rootdisk/EXTRACT_LIST_m68k
> E: Couldn't find package debootstrap
> can't find package, or no such package, 'ash'
> can't find package, or no such package, 'base-passwd'
> can't find package, or no such package, 'busybox'
> can't find package, or no such package, 'dhcp-client'
> can't find package, or no such package, 'debootstrap'
> can't find package, or no such package, 'e2fsprogs'
> [...]
> So the kernel-image is downloaded fine, then when a bunch of packages is to
> be downloaded, it fails. There is no deboostrap package in the archive for
> m68k, maybe it chockes on that and (erroneously) "fails" on all the others
> as well? I know that we have "ash" and many others in the archive. 

That's possible.

You need to run the shell script with the 'verbose' environment
variable turned on and examine the output.

> Now that I built debootstrap and put it into /archive/debian/Incoming the
> build does not fail at this place. Which I find is a pretty good proof of
> the "misleading" error messages, maybe its even wrong.

The error clearly is apt-get failing  out, then the script is merrily
running along and noticing that it cannot find any of the packages
that were supposed to be downloaded.  Sorta a "cascading" problem.

Well, I'll look at fixing the error output...  I don't really see how
it's a big priority, though...  If you look at the first error (from
apt-get, I believe) then the cause is pretty clear....

You say "does not fail at this place" -- where does it fail, then?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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