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Re: dpkg --root=... not really useful?

>>>>> "I" == Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk> writes:

    I> Yes, of course.  If you say --root it expects to find everything,
    I> including its status area, there.  You can say --instroot and it will
    I> look for the status area in the usual place, but then of course you'll
    I> probably get things horribly out of step.  What did you expect?

I was hoping to be able to use dpkg and the installation scripts to
maintain the root files system for a diskless client from scratch -
just pick the packages I consider relevant. 

If I got you right, once I unpack the base distribution, I have a
directory tree which is sufficiently populated to use dpkg --root-... 
on it. Obviously, I still have to configure the base system before I
can boot my diskless client - but that is not too difficult, looking
at the scripts in /etc/init.d. 

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