Re: Hamm CD's
Dale Scheetz wrote:
> What about a "master" Packages file on the first CD which identifies the
> volume that the package resides on. Then dselect and apt could do their
> selection at the first CD, knowing that when another CD was required to
> prompt the installer to switch.
> For smooth operation this would still require that the packages on each CD
> be organized in a dependency hierarchical fashion for minimal swapping.
This is a much better option. Say for example you want exim rather than smail
which currently is priority optional vs. important. With the other method
you suggest, you have to first install smail and only after swapping the CD
you get to install exim and remove smail. This is wrong. It would confuse
lots of people.
> You are right though, it will take some work on the part of dselect and
> apt to deal with multi-volume archives, but, what the heck, if tar can
> deal with it...
Wonder if something could be done for hamm...
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