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Re: Debian From Scratch

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 12:46:44AM -0700, Stephen Birch wrote:
>> Other than debootstrap, does anyone know of a tool that creates the
>> bare minimal debian configuration. It should have just enough to boot
>> and run apt?

cdebootstrap -f minimal

and then make it bootable (e.g. create /dev/console).

If you want to realy cleanup an existing system: debfoster -i

> That is what debootstrap does.  Why "other than debootstrap"?

Because debootstrap fails and fails and fails. cdebootstrap parses the
Packages file and adapts to missing or extra packages or changed


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