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Re: sarge?

On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 10:11:35PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:

> It took quite a bit of effort (several months and a complete cessation
> of work on the new debian-installer) to whip the potato installation
> system into shape for woody. Sadly, we have *not* historically been in a
> position where we can just drop in the installer from the previous
> release and expect it to work, and by the end of its life boot-floppies
> was such a nightmare to develop that this *was* a major blocker. A
> substantial part of the point in investing so much development effort in
> d-i is to fix this perennial problem for the future.

Fair enough.  I have only written installers for applications, not operating
systems, so I'm quite ignorant of these issues.  Could you clarify why the
Woody installers can't install Sarge?
Carl Fink             carl@fink.to
Jabootu's Minister of Proofreading

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