fai and backports.org

kris kris at cs.ucsb.edu
Mon May 15 20:48:04 CEST 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 13:28 -0500, David Riddle wrote:
> Phil,
> Yes, unfortunately, I am aware of this. It would be nice if someone
> would add an option to FAI so that we could pass the -t distro option
> to FAI. Something like:
> PACKAGE install-t sarge-backports XORG
> x-window-system-core

This would be useful.

I was able to get something like this working with

PACKAGES aptitude
-t unstable

> Until recently I have just had fai run a script with $ROOTCMD apt-get
> install -t sarge-backports x-window-system-core. I have found a some
> what better method I looked through the dependencies and apt-pinned
> the packages that x-window-system-core had to have from backport.org.
> Though certainly the ideal would be if the -t option were implemented
> in fai.
> David
> On 5/15/06, P.S.S.Camp <P.S.S.Camp at kent.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> > This is a limitation of the packagename/distro if you want to install
> > deb you need to run apt with -t distro.
> >
> > Phill.
Kristian Kvilekval
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