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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
basedisk installs?

> From: bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens)
> To: debian-devel@pixar.com
> Subject: Do we really care how many floppies are in the base?
> Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 00:20:17 GMT
> Message-ID: <mlist0907012017-3294.iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk>
> [...]
> 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 <jimr@simons-rock.edu> - http://www.simons-rock.edu/~jimr/

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