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Re: Where can I fine "basedebs.tgz" file for Woody

Thanks Henrique! I will try your method.

Stephen Jiang  <stephenjiang@ieee.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Henrique de Moraes Holschuh" <hmh@debian.org>
To: "Stephen Jiang" <stephenjiang@ieee.org>
Cc: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: Where can I fine "basedebs.tgz" file for Woody

> On Sun, 05 Aug 2001, Stephen Jiang wrote:
> > Hi, I have tried to install Woody via internet. When up
> > to "Install the Base System" part, it asked an address
> > so that it can get a "basedebs.tgz" or a "Release" file.
> >
> > So, I typed it as below:
> > http://ftp.dists/testing/main/binary-i386/
> > in fact, I have tried different sites but it does not work.
> That installer is broken, it will not do what you want
> > Please tell me how to install Woody via internet correctly.
> I've installed woody machines easily using the following procedure
> from memory, expect small mistakes):
> 1.   Install the base system using potato's boot disks; it does the
>      install rather well.
> 2.   Ask for "advanced" package configuration, but do nothing. Exit
> 2.1  apt-get update
> 2.2  apt-get dist-upgrade
> 3.   edit /etc/apt/sources.list to point to woody; run apt-get update
> 3.1  apt-get install dpkg apt debconf
> 3.2  apt-get install perl5 mime-support
> 3.3  apt-get dist-update
> 4    dselect update
> 5    dselect, select packages you want, install. Or you could apt-get
>      install tasksel, and use tasksel to select the packages you want.
>      Or use any of the other apt frontends in woody (aptitude,
> 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and 3.2 seem to smooth the potato -> woody upgrade a
> Mime-support in installed in 3.2 because the postinst scripts of some
> packages (like lynx) seem to work better if you have mime-support
> before they run.
> --
>   "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
>   them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
>   where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
>   Henrique Holschuh

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