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Re: Still no base tarball



On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 07:39:41PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> However, even for these cases, we should provide basedebs.tgz and
> split base provided in a well-known location, hopefully as part of the
> Debian archive itself.
> Maybe AJ disagrees?

Why would you think that? All I've said is I don't have the bandwidth
to build these things and upload them. No one else seems to be at all
interested in doing anything about it, either.

> > so the basedebs.tgz file should NOT be present on offcial Debian CDs,
> Exactly.

I'm not sure I agree here: being able to do installs onto CD-less machines
without an Internet connection by copying files from a machine with a
CD across a LAN to an existing Windows install doesn't seem an entirely
unreasonable thing to want.

> But the upshot is the same: We NEED, I think, a well-known location at
> which to provide the basedebs.tgz.  Then we can document this in the
> install manual, for the cases where people do need this (though rare).
> 
> I suggest dists/woody/main/disks-<arch>/base-YYYYMMDD/
> 
> That would contain both basedebs.tgz and images-1.44/base-*.bin
> containing split images.

Which is all very well, but no one seems interested in doing anything
about it. The script to create the basedebs tarballs was earlier in this
thread (well, on -testing and -boot). It's really not complicated.

Cheers,
aj

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