Install with dpkg only.
I have an empty harddisk installed, and I want to installing Debian
packages to create a working Debian system. I have unpacked the dpkg
package (ar -x and then tar xfz data.tar.gz) on my working RedHat
system. I now want to install packages using
dpkg -i --root=/mnt/debianroot <package>
However, most of the packages fail at some point in the preinstall or
postinstall scripts. For example, the post-install script of dpkg-doc
can't find the script/program 'install-docs'. It also looks like the
paths used in the script do not take the relocation into account. Am I
wrong on this?
I transferred everything in frozen/admin, frozen/base, any dependent
packages, a lot of doc packages and some other tools from additional
categories. Can anyone tell me what other packages I have to extract
tools from to get the package installation going?
** Ringo De Smet Ringo.DeSmet @ advalvas.be **