On 24 Oct 2003 13:05:49 +0200 Jens Schmalzing <email@example.com> wrote: > Arnaud Vandyck writes: [...] > > is it the good way to install Debian from another distribution? > debootstrap is definitely the way to go. It will give you a minimal > but functional Debian system. You may have to configure a few things > manually (I recall the root password, the first user account, the > hostname, the network, and the sources.list). It did not work out of the box for me. But I found this: http://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/2001/debian-dpkg-200103/msg00043.html So: 1° edit /var/lib/dpkg/status to fake dpkg is installed (yes it was installed but not registered in this file!... and I lied on the version number) 2° apt-get install libc6 libcap1 libdb2 libncurses5 libpam-modules libpam-runtime libpam0g libreadline4 libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 mawk dpkg apt dselect 3° dpkg -a configure 4° dselect Best regards, PS: at the moment, I have some problems with coreutils (operation not permitted to lock directory /usr/share/info/coreutils.info) -- Arnaud Vandyck, STE fi, ULg Formateur Cellule Programmation.
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