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Re: Build problem for Alpha bootdisks

Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 03:45:37AM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> > Do I have to add sysvinit to the package list, or what's the problem?
> The problem was already being discussed starting at
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot-0107/msg00603.html. The solution
> is too simle: you just have to download some packages manually, i.e.
> e2fsprogs, which isn't needed for the bootdisk (and won't be
> unpacked). You'll need to do this until apt-get gets a switch for
> telling it: "Hey, just download the packages without checking deps!
> I want it! I know what I'm doing!" :-)

Hm, this sucks. Maybe I'll try to implement the wget idea mentioned in
that thread.

> > I also wonder if we shouldn't use the milos from
> > http://www.suse.de/~stepan/, which are actively being maintained
> > by the SuSe folks. If nobody objects, I could try it.
> That sounds great, because all MILOs I tried so far suck (can't read
> my ext2 with sparse superblocks, even with a MILO said to be made
> out of a 2.4.x-kernel...)

Huh? I've never heard of any 2.4.x MILO... Well, I'll just try to use
stepan's MILO, shouldn't be harder than changing a few paths.


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