Le Thu, 20 Feb 2003 21:53:47 +0100, tu as ecrit :

>The problem comes when trying to do an install on a completely new
>machine.  debootstrap seems to choke when it cannot find a valid Release
>file in each major subsection (main, contrib, non-free) of the mirror
>and it refuses to use the mirror for the install.  I can use it
>afterwards, but NOT for the initial install.
>My question is *not* "how do I make the Packages file?", but "how do I
>make the Release files?"  At the limit I can write a little shell script

The only information I have is this howto:

It explain how to create manually a release file for the subdir, but not
how to create the "master" Release file. So I guess a shell script is the
way to go.

>...etc, but I do not want to do it if there is already a well-used
>Debian tool for this job.  It seems to me that the ftpmaster would have
>such a tool, no?  If so, where is it?

The tools used by the ftpmasters are still "dark magic". You can find them
at http://cvs.debian.org/dak/?cvsroot=dak, but do not expect much
documentation. Documenting and packaging these tools is a long standing
item on Debian todo list (http://www.debian.org/devel/todo/) -- I guess
it'll be easier to write a new script rather than understanding how
everything works.

http://www-internal.alphanet.ch/linux-leman/ avant de poser
une question. Ouais, pour se désabonner aussi.

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