Re: Do we really care how many floppies are in the base?
> > around floppies. Am I misinterpreting Bruce?
> I don't know. The impression I got was that there are no immediate
> plans to make it possible to install the base disks other than via
> actual floppies or CD-ROM. Clearly the user can do it themselves,
> using mount, gzip and cpio from the root disk shell option, but they
> shouldn't have to (if nothing else this means they need to know
> exactly how our base installation works).
>From reading the snippet from Bruce, I would have thought that they
could do a dpkg --install base/* after NFS mounting the drive. Isn't
this what dpkg is all about? Or is it not a good idea to do initial
> From: email@example.com (Bruce Perens)
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Do we really care how many floppies are in the base?
> Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 00:20:17 GMT
> Message-ID: <email@example.com>
> and netstd, and ncurses-runtime. One installs in two floppies, and you then
> have to install the base packages afterward. The 5-floppy one sounds like it
Jim Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - http://www.simons-rock.edu/~jimr/