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Re: mindi fails on Linux Debian system

On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 05:20:14PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Lets take abuse@debian.org of the cc list, this is not an abuse
> complaint. Lets add debian-devel since this actually is a normal
> technical question.
> Previously Kenneth H. Carpenter wrote:
> > I have been using the Debian distribution since it first came out, and
> > I appreciate the effort that has been made to make it robust and keep it
> > "free."  But I think it would be helpful if Debian did not change the
> > entry points for standard utilities so that ones wanting to add software
> > not in Debian would not have to be aware of these changes.
> In this case it seems a wrapper was added to work around some devfs
> issues, but it calls the actual lilo with the exact options you gave
> it. Can you explain how exactly that broke mindi? Once we know
> exactly what the problems is we can look at fixing it.

The problem is that it creates a rootfs (I believe) and copies
/sbin/lilo blindly to the new rootfs. Thus, you just have a broken shell

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