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Re: Building d-i

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 06:50:37AM +0800, debian@computerdatasafe.com.au wrote:
 > On 17 Mar 2003, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
 > > obviously not, since you should ordinarily not build
 > > libdebian-installer yourself, you should just install it into your
 > > host system.  libdebian-installer is a normal debian package, which is
 > > built like all normal debian packages.
 > > 
 > > Please, please read all the stuff doc/*, the various README files
 > > lying around and the Developer's Reference.
 > I had read the doc/* before I started. Obviously I had missed
 > build/README, but I have now read that, more than once, and the
 > information I need is not there.
 > I have already pointed out one error in the documentation, and here's
 > another:
 > [summer@gw summer]$ lynx -dump http://people.debian.org/~tfheen/debian-installer/
 >                                    Not Found
 >    The  requested  URL  /~tfheen/debian-installer/  was not found on
 > this
 >    server.
 >      _________________________________________________________________
 >     Apache/1.3.26 Server at people.debian.org Port 80
 > [summer@gw summer]$
 > Please, take the time to check that the documentation you want me to
 > read is correct, and has pointers to necessary supplementary material
 > such as relevant sections of the Developer's Reference.
 > Also, check that you provide "complete source code" as described in the
 > GPL. I have the feeling that the files and /or scripts to make the
 > package is missing.

I've been able to build the floppy 'net' image without any trouble only
by installing the needed packages on the host system (and removing the
bogl stuff from the floppy tree), so I guess everything's there to build
the package.

If you want an easy way to find what's missing, just try to run the
build process by entering the 'build' directory and run 
"make TYPE=whateveryouwant build".

Then you'll soon see which packages are missing. Install them on the
host system, and re-run, it'll work fine.


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