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Re: Integrate Knoppix in Debian (was: Re: Debian Enterprise?)

On Thursday 27 November 2003 23:29, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Henning Makholm wrote:

Package: debix
Architecture: any
Description: Create a live filesystem from an existing system or scratch
 Debix can create a live filesystem from any existing linux system or
 create a fresh system with debootstrap. By using the device mapper
 from LVM 2 the live filesystem only needs a new initial ramdisk and
 otherwise uses the existing system unchanged as loopback image.
 When creating a live filesystem from scratch knoppix like
 autodetection features and the official debian boot-floppies and/or
 debian-installer can be included to make a more confortable

There is debix-imager package also ... and this is completely on the topic 
which reads 'Integrate Knoppix in Debian'. 

> > So you're saying (nay, shouting) that even contemplating creating
> > another way to get the base system installed and configured is somehow
> > morally wrong? How do you reach that conclusion?
> Nothing.  Just the continousely intents to post off topic in this
> thread made me crazy.  I hate it if someone answers questions I did
> not asked and tell me afterwards what I should have asked.  Sometimes,
> even if very seldomly, I start shouting under this conditions.
> Feel free to do anything including keep this subject for a thread which
> has nothing to do with the topic of the subject.

Feel free to check it out:
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.alioth.debian.org:/cvsroot/debix login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.alioth.debian.org:/cvsroot/debix co .

> > It's not as if installation would be the only task for which Debian
> > provided or allowed more than one alternative. How many MTAs do we
> > have? How many web browsers?
> I will not stop anybody to invent a further installer for Debian.
> Instead I should enforce people to invent the fourth wheel because
> we had recently a thread about three different installers and we
> really need four to get a nice car.  But please mark the discussion
> by a sane topic that I will be able to safe my spare time for things
> I'm interested in.
> > > Anybody who expects to get a Debian system by installing any CD which
> > > has not the main description DEBIAN on it is wrong.
> >
> > Says who?
> Me. You just quoted me, remember?
> > I cannot see how such a discussion can be a bad thing.
> Discussion is great and I would love if it would end in a good
> result but please mark the topic like:
>   "New generation installer: Live CD approach"
> or whatever.

The official debian boot-floppies and/or debian-installer could be used, 
there's nothing wrong to explore b-f & d-i in this way. The so called 'new 
generation' here is 'Create a live filesystem from an existing system or from 
scratch' on-user-demand.

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