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Re: Debian From Scratch

Stephen Birch <sgbirch@imsmail.org> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow(brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)@2004.05.25 13:03:17 +0000:
>> Because debootstrap fails and fails and fails. cdebootstrap parses the
>> Packages file and adapts to missing or extra packages or changed
>> dependencies.
> What is the story here, where did cdebootstrap come from? Is it a fork
> of debootstrap :-(
> Steve

Its a redesign in C. It shares code with debian-installer. They could
have used a shell parser for the packages files to do the same but the
author had the C parser from udpkg a hand and used that.

Its a lot quicker in C than in shell.


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