Re: Backup package initial target
. Re-installation will require that the base system and the backup
. package be manually reinstalled. The Debian packages needed should
. be made available in the directory /Debian/backup. (This could be
. a symbolic link to an NFS-mounted directory.)
How do you intend to manage the case where the distribution media has
.deb files in multiple directories? [e.g. a cdrom containing a
mirror image of ftp.debian.org.]
How about the case where the distribution media involves multiple
cdroms? [I can easily see putting off implementation of this aspect
for a much later stage.]
Also, I think you're going to have to have a backup management system,
in addition to this backup mechanism you've just defined.
Finally, I think later releases should allow for
backup-without-compression -- compressed backups would tend to be more
vulnerable to media failures.