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Re: boot-floppies dselect acquisition methods

On Wed, Jan 27, 1999 at 09:58:04PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 1999 09:19:35 +0000, Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es> said:
> > On Thu, Jan 21, 1999 at 05:56:43PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> >> That was what we are talking about, they simply would not be on the
> >> boot floppies but would be packaged seperately to advoid
> >> confusion. Ie we have 2 cdrom methods, 2 nfs methods, 4 'disk'
> >> methods, 3 ftp and 2 http !
> > The base system currently includes dpkg, dpkg-mountable,
> > dpkg-multicd and apt.
> > dpkg provides cdrom, nfs, harddisk, mounted and floppy
> > dpkg-mountable provides mountable dpkg-multicd provides multi_cd,
> > multi_nfs and multi_mount
> Then where do ftp, http, and ??? come from?

On boot-floppies 2.1.x only apt provides those. (On 2.0.x there was
> > I guess dpkg-mountable may be removed from the base system.
> Based on current reality (i.e., I *hope* that redundant, useless
> methods are removed, to lower user hesitation, confusion, and wrong
> choices), and based on text from Steve McIntyre (thank you!!) I have
> included below the current text about the acquisition methods from the
> dselect-beginner document in the boot floppies.
> Please review this text and give me hints.  More information is needed!
> --
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
> 2.1. ``Access'' 
> ----------------
>      Here's the access screen: 
> dselect - list of access methods
>   Abbrev.        Description
>   cdrom          Install from a CD-ROM.
> * multi_cd       Install from a CD-ROM set.
>   nfs            Install from an NFS server (not yet mounted).
>   multi_nfs      Install from an NFS server (using the CD-ROM set) (not yet mounted).
>   harddisk       Install from a hard disk partition (not yet mounted).
>   mounted        Install from a filesystem which is already mounted.
>   multi_mount    Install from a mounted partition with changing contents.
>   mountable      Install from a partition named in fstab
>   floppy         Install from a pile of floppy disks.
>   ftp            Install using ftp.
>   http           Install using http:, ftp:, and file: URLs.
>   apt            APT Acquisition [file,http,ftp]

ftp and http are not on the current (2.1.5) base system. May I add them

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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