Martin Schulze | 25 May 21:15 2004

Debian Weekly News - May 25th, 2004

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - May 25th, 2004

Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The June [1]issue of the Australian Personal
Computer magazine includes a Debian 3.0 DVD and an installation guide.
We've been told that users can install Debian seamlessly through
[2]Overclockix, another [3]Knoppix variant, as well.


Debian from Scratch. John Goerzen [4]announced a Debian From Scratch
(DFS) rescue or rather installer CD. The CD supports all major
filesystems and has the usual, plus some unusual, recovery tools. DFS
can be used to do a Gentoo-like installation of i386 woody, i386
sarge, i386 sid, or amd64 sid. John will package the scripts used to
build the CD soon.


Package Build Errors. Goswin von Brederlow [5]wondered how severe it
is for a package not to build on a given architecture because of the
use of uname instead of dpkg-architecture. This will fail on
architectures where the Debian architecture string differs from the
Linux architecture string in the kernel, e.g. when running an i386
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