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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 03:56:45PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> Hmm. Compile userspace from scratch, in a time-constrained scenario, on
>> underpowered and overloaded hosts, using cross-compilers that don't
>> actually work (discovered to miscompile the kernel).
[snip more stuff about cross-toolchain problems]
>> So I'm far from impressed with the prospect of debootstrap.

On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 12:24:11AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> What has debootstrap got to do with cross-compilation? It just wgets
> packages from a Debian mirror and unpacks and installs them; it doesn't
> do any kind of from-source bootstrapping.

Sounds like a relatively major gaffe on my end.

-- wli

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