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tsunami_imcool 07-10-2007 05:01 PM

Whats the deal with bootstrap?
 
I'm having a hard time finding anything about bootstrap. Is it a program? or just a process..? or what? and whats the difference between that and debootstrap?

pixellany 07-10-2007 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by tsunami_imcool
I'm having a hard time finding anything about bootstrap. Is it a program? or just a process..? or what? and whats the difference between that and debootstrap?

"bootstrap" is most commonly heard in connection with starting up a computer------the term "bootstrap loader" eventually became "bootloader".

But DE-bootstrap???
Here's one link: http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/debootstrap

I could suggest some other definitions, as in:

What's de bootstrap?
It's what you use to put on de boots.

If you want a more serious answer, give us some context---eg where you heard these terms.

tsunami_imcool 07-11-2007 05:29 PM

i just meant the debootstrap that is associated with debian.

Hern_28 07-11-2007 05:35 PM

bootstrap?
 
Oh hehhe. When you said bootstrap thought you might be talking about a GCC build or something.


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