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Re: Silo

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Steve Dunham wrote:

>> Hmmm. Any idea where to look? I had a quick look using Altavista, and it
>> just bounced me to the redhat sparc mailing list archives, which didn't
>> appear to be of much use.
>There is a binary on Jakub's site (ultra.linux.cz).  I could try
>making one from the latest version of silo...

That would be useful, thanks.

>> >I'm now set up to generate CD Images.  I mirrored master today, and
>> >generated a set of CD images.  The file sizes are:
>> >slink1.raw 309188608
>> >slink2.raw 676298752
>> >slink5.raw 391374848
>> >I'm going to tweak the slink1.useful list to push the bulk of the main
>> >packages onto the first CD.  (I'm not sure why so few packages are
>> >going onto the first CD...)
>> I'm curious, too - can you send me your lists?
>Turns out that /archive/tmp/slink1.needed is empty.  After looking at
>the slink_cd script, I realized that the file "master" was missing...

Ah! OK, that was the last file that I missed out of the .deb. From now on
I'm not going to list files explicitly - the .deb will get *.

>Also, I was having some weird problems because I was setting the
>TMPDIR environment variable.  Apparently this causes "dpkg-deb" to
>break.  (This could be a libc6_2.1 issue.)  I changed the variable
>name to TDIR in my copy of slink_cd.

Hmmm, OK... That does sound weird. If it makes life easier I can easily
change that upstream too...

Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
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