hi folks i want to write down some thoughts about the retrievers as whole thing in d-i. current state: - retriever selection is completely done by anna. - retriever don't provide any data to make the selection easier. usefull things for the future: - cdebootstrap try to use the retrievers. - pere ask for support of multiple mirrors in cdebootstrap. possible implmentation: - each retriever registers a list of sources with information about the possible operations (the floppy retriever only have a limited set of available packages, net-retriever has anything) - the packages files of each retriever is merged into one tree representation, so the programs only asks the retriever system to install the specified package. further possibilities: - apt-install may use the retrievers too and don't need to convert the retriver configs for standard apt. bastian -- Sometimes a man will tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor. -- Dr. Phillip Boyce, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown.
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