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Re: failure installing emdebian grip powerpc on ibook

Neil Williams wrote:
On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:06:33 +0100
Jelle de Jong <jelledejong@powercraft.nl> wrote:

I tried some testing today for debian grip.

I booted up my system with a live usb stick system

My preferred test would have been a debian-installer USB stick, boot
into the normal Debian installer and enter the Grip mirror instead of
one of the listed Debian mirrors.

Debian Live isn't ready for Grip at this time.

and set my archives to debian sid and emdebian

deb http://buildd.emdebian.org/grip/ unstable main
deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ unstable main

That's a mistake - grip is an entirely self-contained repository and
does not need debian, at least not until after installation when you
might want extra packages not yet available in Grip.

Specifying a debian mirror will cause debootstrap to select packages
that you don't want (like man-db and groff).

I have an old PowerPC (G3) iBook and tried to install grip on it via the debian-installer (business card iso) but failed.

 * select "http" (#)
 * select "enter information manually".
 * specify "buildd.emdebian.org"
 * specify "/grip"
 * specify "unstable"

 # NOTE: specify "http" only showed up on a retry.
   My first few attempts failed as I specified "/grip/" and "grip".
   It seems picky and you have to specify "/grip" exactly.

 * partitioned - using LVM with one group and two volumes (swap & root).

Failed installing base system - Log from VT4 follows.
 debootstrap: E: NOSCRIPT
 debootstrap: EA: /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/unstable
 debootstrap: EF: No such script: %s

Any ideas where to go from here ???

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