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Old 07-10-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 07-10-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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i just meant the debootstrap that is associated with debian.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
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bootstrap?

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

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