On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:10:16AM +0100, Leonardo Francalanci wrote: > I have to repost this because nobody answered. > > I don't know if it is allowed, so if it is not please forgive me this time. > > > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: questions on installation CDs > Resent-Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 02:25:42 -0600 (CST) > Resent-From: email@example.com > Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 09:23:46 +0100 > From: Leonardo Francalanci <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: email@example.com > > From the faq: > > "Which of the numerous CD images should I download? Do I need all of them? > [...] > Furthermore, in most cases it is not necessary to download all of the > images for your architecture. The packages on the CDs are sorted by > popularity: CD 1 contains the installation system and the most popular > packages. CD 2 contains slightly less popular ones, CD 3 even less > popular ones, etc. " > > 1) How can I know which packages are in each CD? Hi Leonardo, The cd's are composed based upon popularity and usefulness. Thus the first cd contains essential packages need for basic installation. The last cd (14) contains the least used packages. If you get cd #1 and cd #2, this will allow you to install a basic system with X windows and gnome or kde. If you need more packages, the easiest way (if you have internet connectivity) is to use 'apt-get' or other installation programs. This is because it is not normally useful to know what cd a packages is in. The great benefit of Debian, is the package management system. It takes care of getting and installing the packages so that you dont have to search for the needed items. > > "Everyone should fetch the non-US variant for private use;" > > 2) Where can I download the non-US variant of the "testing" distribution > (using jigdo or fetching the whole CD)? > > > Thank you in advance and sorry if this wasn't the right place to ask... this is the correct place to ask. Enjoy! -Kev -- counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted! (__) (oo) /------\/ / | || * /\---/\ ~~ ~~ ...."Have you mooed today?"...
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