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Re: tlug-digest V1 #51

>>>>> "Alberto" == A Tomita,Jr <> writes:

    >> From: (Stephen J. Turnbull)
    >> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 95 22:30 JST Subject: Re: tlug-digest V1 #49

    >> [...] I have very convenient archive for my largest packages,
    >> it's called "Sunsite" and it even upgrades my packages while

    Alberto> In the 386BSD setup program, there is an option to
    Alberto> install from packages in a FTP server. I only wish
    Alberto> Slackware's setup had a similar option, so I wouldn't
    Alberto> have to FTP all the disks prior to installation. BTW,
    Alberto> right now I'm FTPing the new Slackware 3.0 ELF.

I think that BOGUS-Linux permits this.  Anyway, to do it all you need
to do is to create a boot/root combo with FTP on the root disk.  It's
not hard, at least if you already know the hardware you've got.  I
believe that the Slackware installation (pkgtool) is just a script, so
you should be able to edit that.  I believe it's also not too
difficult to use NFS.  I haven't played with mounting NFS, though, not
even from a full system.

I'm planning to upgrade from Slackware 2.x to BOGUS-Linux 2.0 when it
comes out.  Apparently they're basically waiting for their ELF systems
to shake out.  Every time I get upset about Slackware software
(usually because I can't duplicate the bugs in the distribution
binaries by building from source, but the new version is also buggy),
I find the BOGUS version works fine.  Well, I've only done that a
couple of times.  But they do have a very nice package management
system, PMS, too.

                            Stephen J. Turnbull
Institute of Socio-Economic Planning                         Yaseppochi-Gumi
University of Tsukuba            
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, 305 JAPAN       

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