Yaroslav Halchenko debian at onerussian.com
Thu Oct 23 04:33:22 CEST 2003

That doesn't fix the problem. First before that I moved to sid with
installing sid. I even managed to install previousely 'hanging-FAI'
packages but then I add couple more and I've got problem back. Then I
tuned MAXPACKAGES to be tiny number like 40 but it didn't help. And if
you check rcS.log on 


you will see that anyway FAI runs tasksel for quite a few categories and
that feeds apt-get with pretty big set of packages which defeats purpose
of MAXPACKAGES at all at this point. Later FAI tries to feed apt-get
with as max 40 packages at ones but that doesn't help...


On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:00:28AM +0200, Thomas Lange wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 00:22:49 +0200 (SAST), Ludwig Schwardt <schwardt at dsp.sun.ac.za> said:
>     > subroutines-linux, to not much avail. I guess the problem arises
>     > from the huge package lists install_package tries to handle at
>     > once - not a good idea IMO.  Can't remember, is this fixed in
>     > 2.5?
> You can use the variable MAXPACKAGES to limit the number of packages
> that are passed to apt-get in one call. The default is set to 4711.
> Set this variable in fai.conf or in a file class/*.var.
> -- 
> regrads Thomas
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