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Re: debian-installer for GNU/kFreeBSD

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 02:42:53PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Hi,
> Following the work of Luca Favetella [1] during the Google Summer of 
> Code [2], I am happy to announce that a first version of the
> debian-installer images are available here:
>   http://temp.aurel32.net/d-i-kfreebsd/
> Here are the SHA512 of the two images:
>   754ab22022868a441e76c71d5a5c32b1bb0d5cb46ad7d8ca8da8b01bb5796d246bac34ad101d4f5c2e14798d526bbe93066207e1467efdbde59ccd72254129ce mini-kfreebsd-amd64-20090831.iso
>   c1bfa136ce6caabf39dba989fde08b3388d92754fdd14c71079a3fa5f5ba2938a6f82df899e6c34ae1ef2646e15e4046683ee76544875c670296f0fa0f3b3045 mini-kfreebsd-i386-20090831.iso
> Please test them and report problems here. If there are not too many
> issues, we will make an official release, put the images on the
> standard location [3] and make a wider announce (probably with "Bits
> from GNU/kFreeBSD porters" on debian-devel-announce). You can find more
> details about those images, including bugs or missing features, on the
> wiki [4].


Very nice!

If you plan on making this the official installer, I would strongly
advice against replacing the old installer completely untill "netinst"
images are provided.  With "netboot" or "bussinesscard" builds, install
process can break due to external changes in the archive, which seems
highly undesireable.

OTOH netinst is self-contained, and can even install without a network

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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