Re: Last call on ? able _nec-build_ packages
On 4 Mar 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I have never run modconf ;-). I do not know if dialog is
It is listed as a "depends:". Is it part of the installation process?
I guess we'll just cut it and see what happens.
> tar and gzip are required by dpkg.
> I think maybe the best bet would be to create symlinks from
> all these files to /dev/fd0/$file; so to use dpkg; tar. diff; gzip
> you need to just mount a floppy.
> You can fit a fair lot on the floppy.
I've marked these as "floppy" for later use in the packages list.
> I think we should create a script that; when run on a bastion
> machine, copies a set of relevant files over to the flopyy, creating
> symlinks in the wake. Test if foppy is mounted, and do not move
> symlinks, to make this idempotent.
> Most of the time, the floppy is not mounted (or even in the
> drive). The sysadmin puts in the floppy, and mounts it
> I think log rotation uses gzip as well.
> One can even create an undo option; Put in the floppy; undo
> the symlinks; upgrade the packages; redo the symlinks; remove floppy.
That sounds like a good plan.
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