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Problems with building the Alpha-bootdisks


I'm trying to build the Alpha-bootdisks, because up to now I haven't
heard of anyone doing this and I want the release to happen ;-)
Anyway, I'm getting an error when rootdisk.sh tries to download the
needed packages. After setting the debug-variable I found an
apt-error: (I wrapped the apt-commandline)

-- snip --
++ apt-get -q --yes
-oDir::Etc::SourceList=/data/debian/boot-floppies/sources.list -o
Debug::NoLocking=true -o Dir::Cache=/data/debian/download/cache -o
-oDir::State::Lists=/data/debian/download/lists -o
--download-only install base-passwd busybox dhcp-client debootstrap
e2fsprogs-bf libnewt0 libpopt0 makedev modutils nano-tiny netbase
net-tools slang1 whiptail sysvinit util-linux aboot dosfstools
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
  sysvinit: Depends: e2fsprogs (>= 1.15-1) but it is not going to be
E: Sorry, broken packages
-- snip --

Note that I already added sysvinit to the list of needed packages,
because before I got the error that modutils needs sysvinit... Maybe
this is the error? But if it is, the problem somehow stays the

I could of course download the packages manually but do not know if
this will make things even worse... Remember that this is the first
time I try to build the boot-disks :)

I just subscribed to debian-boot but haven't got the replay from the
list-server yet, so please CC me on replies.


Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 semi-frozen! See http://www.debian.org/ for details

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