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Re: Bug#111937: debian-cd: setting language in boot-i386

On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 09:13:59AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 01:25:26AM -0300, Carlos Barros écrivait:
> > 	This is the boot-i386 that I change to set the *.txt and font.psf of
> > the rescue.bin image right before the inclusion in the CD. 
> > The file is debian-cd/tools/woody/boot-i386
> > 
> > Hope you like it.
> Unfortunately no, I don't like it.
> Two reasons :
> - since you're copying all the font files in the image, you might as well
>   put them in at the boot floppies generation time
> - doing that in debian-cd requires us to run debian-cd as root, and it's
>   very, very convenient to be able to run it as non-root user (i know that
>   sparc cd must be generated as root iirc, but that's not a reason to
>   generalize that problem)
> The « current policy » regarding the modifications of boot floppies (wrt
> debian-cd) is that if you need to modify them, do it in a separate
> directory and use the BOOTDISKS parameter to tell debian-cd to use an
> alternate set of boot floppies.
> And now, about the decision of which "default" font should be used, again
> it's also from the resort of boot floppies, the "decision taking" code
> should be in dbootstrap really. The decision may be "influenced" by
> external parameters (boot command line or file created on the CD or
> whatever).
> Either i'll reasign this bug to boot-floppies, or you close it.

Yep Im closing it. It is a quik and dirty hack, I'll try to loog for a
better way.

Carlos Barros.

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