[Grml] Re: USB boot success: grml-big-0.5 + grml2hd-0.5.5

Andreas Gredler jimmy at grml.org
Thu Nov 24 07:18:04 CET 2005

On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 03:15:55PM -0700, Mark wrote:
> Package management is a valid reason, I agree, but it's possible to use
> package management on the front end, too.
> A package manager can provide a manifest list of files associated with a
> package.  Filtering copy-all through such a list isn't hard.

Since cp has no exclude function it has to be done with scripting magic.
This would add a lot of code to make it work stable. I tried several
ways of copying the system to hd with modifications of the original
system. This always ended up in code that was terrible.
One important point is the time the installer takes. Copy all and remove
some packages is the fastest way.

greets Jimmy

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