Re: Installing packages from an MSDOS partition
On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Bruce Perens wrote:
> You can pull the entire archive on to a straight MSDOS partition. That's
> why we provide an MSDOS area on the FTP system. After you get the system
> running, install dpkg-1.4.x.x.deb by hand, and then run
> "dpkg-scanpackages" on all of those packages. You can then use dselect
> to select and install them.
I have my mirror on a UMSDOS filesystem. I was going to back it up with
a DOS tape backup and restore to another machine. I guess I'll let my
mirror make the MSDOS links, then back up those names instead.
I thought maybe the install kernel had UMSDOS on it.
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