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: http://www.isotton.com/debian/docs/repository-howto/repository-howto.html 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. Frédéric -- http://www-internal.alphanet.ch/linux-leman/ avant de poser une question. Ouais, pour se désabonner aussi.