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Re: Bug#109826: base floppy images on the Debian CD

Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:

> #include <hallo.h>
> Ethan Benson wrote on Fri Aug 24, 2001 um 04:49:19AM:
> > for the bazillionth time now, basedebs.tgz is NOT NOT NOT a root
> > filesystem.  its a tarball of a bunch of .deb files.  
> Exactly. What is the reason for having basedebs.tgz? We cannot have the
> tarball INSTEAD of the deb files (or can we?)

It is a tarball -- not the deb files

> Who needs basedebs.tgz?


It's only needed, say, for people, who for instance, want to download
it to a zip drive at work where they have fast network access, then
take that home, and use that to install base with.

However, remember, the archive would contains both basedebs.tgz as
well as split 1.44k floppy images, whereas the CD would only need to
contain the split floppy images.

> We could put DOS versions of tar and gzip on the CD plus a BATch
> file, so people can make their own basedebs.tgz if they want. Puting
> the same data in different forms is wastage of disc space.

They would need to run debootstrap to create it from the CD, and
that's not ported to DOS, thank god.

Please, Eduard, read the thread if your interested.

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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