Copying misc. files to target system

John G Heim jheim at
Fri Jan 15 17:38:39 CET 2016

I was doing almost the exact same thing for a while. But it was prone to 
failure. What I did instead was to set up my own repository. It's easier 
than you think if you just use the cheap/easy type of repository. It 
makes updates a lot easier too.

On 01/15/2016 10:34 AM, Aaron Hall wrote:
> Hello. :)
> I need to install some standalone .deb files (made with alien) on the
> target system during installation. Right now, I am putting the files
> into /var/tmp in the nfsroot, and during installation I have a script
> that does:
>      cp /var/tmp/tsm-debs/*deb $target/tmp/
>      $ROOTCMD dpkg -i /tmp/gskcrypt32_8.0-15.6_i386.deb \
>                       /tmp/gskssl32_8.0-15.6_i386.deb \
>                       /tmp/tivsm-api_6.2.5-1_i386.deb \
>                       /tmp/tivsm-ba_6.2.5-1_i386.deb
> The custom configs are installed with fcopy as usual. I have the feeling
> that I'm overlooking a better way to do this. Am I?
> Thanks,
> Aaron

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