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Re: Status of main/debian-installer

> On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 12:53:19PM -0400, Lee Winter wrote:
> > > From: Simon Paillard <simon.paillard@resel.enst-bretagne.fr>
> > > On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 09:04:33PM -0400, Lee Winter wrote:
> > > > Is the debian-installer portion of the official debian mirrors "special" in
> > > > some strange way?
> > >
> > > The debian-installer, located for example at
> > > http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/installer-i386/ is
> > > not in /pool/ because it is not a package itself, so not referenced as
> > > such in Packages.(gz|bz2).
> > 
> > Why is debian-installer not a package?

On 07.09.09 22:29, Simon Paillard wrote:
> It's a big part of software built from many packages. The result does
> not aim at being installed on a Debian system, so that's not a .deb file
> :-)

well, not once I hjad a need for installing new system onto new disk in
another machine. While I was able to do that using some tricks like unpacking
base-system.tgz, chrooting and working inside, this would spare me some time
and problems (and I don't think that I can found base-system.tgz somewhere).

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