Re: Installing from scratch with debs
On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 11:32:27AM -0800, David Whedon wrote:
> Have you looked at the package 'debootstrap'? It does much of what you are
> looking for. Perhaps you can look at that and coordinate with Anthony Towns so
> you two aren't doing duplicate work.
No I haven't, thanks. (But I have already finished the installation
and I don't plan on doing it again soon.)
> > 1. dpkg won't do anything at all if /var/lib/dpkg doesn't exist and
> > doesn't contain two files (status, available) and two directories
> > (info, updates). They can all be empty, but you have to create
> > them by hand. I don't see why dpkg doesn't create these if they
> > don't exist.
> I agree that this would be nice. Perhaps file a wishlist bug against dpkg?
> > base-config has serious bugs at present. Passwords are echoed to the
> > screen, and it does some ridiculous grep loop over the password file
> > which takes about five minutes to complete. With no indication of
> > what's happening. I thought it had wedged. Finally, it gets
> > seriously confused when it hits the bit about running tasksel or
> > dselect, and errors out. I wound up setting up shadow MD5 passwords
> > and accounts by hand - this is not hard.
> ick, have bugs been filed?
bugs #89324 and #89325, echoing passwords and hanging for two minutes,
respectively. I don't remember enough details about what happened
when it tried to run tasksel to file a coherent bug report.