Re: too big packages?
> Anyone knows a cheap way to get debian packages, which are too big for a
> floppy to a computer, which isn't networked and has got only a cdrom
> driver and a floppy disk driver? Is it possible to 'pkzip' deb-packages
> in a dos-machine to make them smaller and 'unzip' them in the
> Is it possible to format 1.44 meg floppies into bigger ones so that a
> (win)do(w)s- and the debian-machine both can read the floppies?
> What about dividing deb-packages into smaller pieces? Which kind of
> software can handle this from a dos-machine into the debian-machine?
IF nothing else, you can download the .debs, and boot the dos machine
from a rescue disk or tom's unix (probably the better choice), and use
"split" to break the files into disk-sized chunks. Use superformat to
make 1992k disks if both machines will read/write these well (the
machine would have to be ancient for the drive to not physically
support them; seems to me that they (and the diskettes) have been
nominally 2M since Sony first shipped them.
Once they're to the other machine, use "cat" to put them back together:
cat xa* > abc.deb
and you're in business