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Re: priorities

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 10:26:11AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 00:01:43 +1000, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 
> > * required/essential -- stuff that can't be removed: libc, dpkg,etc
>         Packages which are required to be present for the packaging
>  system to be able to install additional packages.  This means dpkg and
>  everything dpkg itself needs

Question: is there somewhere on the net a script (*) such that:

* it accepts two parameters: a debian release (etch, sarge, woody, ...)
  and an (empty) directory;

* it installs required/essential packages (_all_ of them but _only_
  them) of such a release as a chroot in that directory

? [Mybe also a third parameter will be useful, the architecture]

(*) complete and explicit lists to use with debootstrap are a solution.
(debootstrap by default installs quite more than really
required/essential packages).

Every time I do someting like that, too much time is spent for
dependency hunting. Ad every time I forget to save the list of packages :-(

Chi usa software non libero avvelena anche te. Digli di smettere.
Informatica=arsenico: minime dosi in rari casi patologici, altrimenti letale.
Informatica=bomba: intelligente solo per gli stupidi che ci credono.

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