Re: Was pleased about help in building a distro
On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 08:51:08AM -0800, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Dear Debian staff,
> I am a German student wanting to generate an own linux distro.
> If you could mail me to genion or epost some hints and caveats I was
> pleased. Building a distro isn't that easy, and I'll start with an
> installed debian-2.1 and a bunch of fresh .tgz pkgs out of the 'net.
> The LFS-Howto is fine, but could you - I assume you have a lot of
> experience - give me some additional hints?
> (Sorry for my bad english.)
(1) Start with Debian 2.2, not Debian 2.1.
(2) Find 500 technically excellent volunteers to join you in the
(3) Realise that there's just no point in creating your own distro and
apply to become a Debian developer and help develop an existing
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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