Re: Strange and evil CD's..
On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 04:10:15PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> I'm interesting to know how vendors like to screw up pressing Debian CD's
> and what can be done to
> 1) Detect such a CD
> 2) Fix it.
IIRC, the most common screw up is a bad CD layout. That could be solved
mounting the cdrom in /screwed-up (not that we are going to use that mount
point) and have a script that makes symlinks with the proper layout in
Another common screw up is a Packages files with paths that don't have
anything to do with whatever's on the CD. That could be fixed running
dpkg-scanpackages with the proper override file, and have something like
/debian-cdrom/dists/slink/main/binary-i386/base -> /screwed-up/.../base
And the last one is damaged files which can be checked with md5sum.
Download the pacakages from the net and have something like the previous