Alpha Boot Floppies: new version
I've built new boot floppies from the current boot-floppies CVS and
put them on ftp://126.96.36.199/boot-floppies/disks-alpha/. I think
they are now in a state to be added to ftp.debian.org at the next
boot-floppies release. I've used MILO 2.2-17 this time, since 2.2-18
was reported to be broken on at least two subarchitectures.
Unfortunately, I have only my SX164 to test, so I'd appreciate any
reports. I have not yet tested the complete installation on my
machine, since I have pppoe for internet access which isn't supported.
"make release" now works fine except for two things:
* You need the "srmbootfat" tool from the MILO source. In the long
run, this could be provided by a MILO deb package. Currently, we
could either require it to be locally installed, or I could add it
to the CVS. It's two files of 12k (GPL). If this is considered a
good idea, I'd like to create an "alpha-specials" dir. Any opinions?
* Downloading via apt-get still doesn't work because of dependency
problems. Could I perhaps just commit the "fake-get" hack which uses
wget instead and activate it for Alpha? Even if we fiddle with the
packages, this problem can always reappear.
Hmm, that's it for now :) Next thing will be to fix netboot. We could
also need a tester for nautilus, since I have no idea about the