Hi, all -- Yes, I'm back with more questions :-/ ...and then Colin Watson said... % % On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 08:56:37PM -0400, David T-G wrote: % > % > What's the minimum set that I need for, say, sarge? I don't want to have % > to download 8G of mirror just to use 1/3 of it. % % You can probably use debootstrap --download-only from a real mirror to % find out. After wget-ting through about 4G of pool and then losing my connection, I tried a --download-only and got 44M in a var/lib tree that looked nothing like a pool (or sarge) directory, and 44M seems awfully small for a source tree. Obviously I'm lost again. I want to download and have locally a directory tree suitable for a fairly complete (full base system with X and compilers/interpreters; I can live with apt-getting web servers, databases, and web languages later if I must), non-network-dependent, repeatable debootstrap ... file:///path/to/tree chroot install of sarge. I very much hope that that tree can fit into 2G since that's the free space I have on my test system, but I could wipe and reformat and reinstall in order to have a bigger slice. Can I accomplish this through a wget --mirror command? If so, to what should I point? If not, can I accomplish it at all? If so, how? If not, do you hav any recommendations for doing a chroot server install at the slow end of a lousy DSL connection? % % Cheers, % % -- % Colin Watson [email@example.com] TIA & HAND :-D -- David T-G firstname.lastname@example.org http://justpickone.org/davidtg/ Shpx gur Pbzzhavpngvbaf Qrprapl Npg!
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