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Re: stuck on preseed "file may be corrupted"

On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 10:31 -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 10:27:44AM -0400, Matt Price wrote:
> > Thanks for the help Joey.
> > 
> > After much incompetent labouring I have a very nicely-automated install
> > (waits on xorg configuration, but I should be able to fix that).  Yay!
> > Still having trouble changing the package lists (can't get my sig
> > recognized on the Release file) but I have posted about this on
> > debian-user and ubuntu-user (seemed less of a debian-installer-specific
> > problem).  
> > 
> > One thing, though:  I am installing to small drives and I find they get
> > filled up with all the .debs in /var/cache/apt/archives/; the
> > installation then stalls at some point during font cache creation.  I
> > would like to find a way to set the apt preference "clean" from my
> > preseed file -- can this be one with a normal preseed command
> > (base-config/apt-setup something)? Or would it be better to do something
> > like:
> > 
> > base-config/early-command string echo APT::Get::Clean \"true\"\;
> > >> /etc/apt/apt.conf 
> > 
> > the escapes get complicated I guess and it's hard for me to wrap my poor
> > fuzzy little head around them, but no doubt I could figure it out...  
> One simple option for clearing the archives is to never use it in the
> first place.  If you installed over NFS mount rather than http/ftp then
> it never downloads them, it just installs directly.  Handy option if you
> have it, but if you don't have a local mirror and direct nfs access,
> then you need to find another way to clear it.
> Len Sorensen
alas, no network set up where I am (sometime in the distant future,
hopefully!) -- so no good.

Didn't realize the person answering all my toronto-lug posts was also a
debian boot guy...  


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