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Re: Still no base tarball

On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 09:56:07AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > > On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > > 	http://people.debian.org/~sfrost/basedebs_3.0_alpha.tar
> > > > 	http://people.debian.org/~sfrost/basedebs_3.0_i386.tar
> > > > 	http://people.debian.org/~sfrost/basedebs_3.0_powerpc.tar
> > > > Which should be enough to get you started.
> > > This will work for the testing folks. Thanks!
> > > Where will this file be placed in the final release? (i.e. where does the
> > > installation software expect to find this on a CD or in an archives?)
> > Dunno. 
> You don't know how your installer sofware works? Boy do I feel secure...

Oh take a frigging pill. debootstrap gets a full path to the tarball
from boot-floppies. How the boot-floppies choose that path is up to them.

> > -boot guys?
> -boot guys hell!!!
> The boot floppies do not install the base system, the installer does. 

Yeah. Real productive. Geez.

Thanks for cc'ing to -devel. Can't be a real flamewar without that,
can it?


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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