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Re: how to install debian-amd64 (I will buy an a64 soon)

A Diumenge 19 Setembre 2004 06:42, Bob Proulx va escriure:
Thank's a lot for the answer. I thought that nobody would answer me.

Maybe it would be a good idea to put your answer in the AMD64-howto, because I 
think that I'm not the only that have this situation.

Another option that maybe its posible is to create the CD/DVD from the local 
mirror, but I'm not sure that it's an easy option.

best regards,

> Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:
> > Ok. I don't have a good internet connection at home. I usually
> > download a dvd at university and after install it at home. How can I
> > do something similar with amd64?
> I think the apt-zip package may be useful here.  Download what you
> want while on the high speed connection and then "sneaker-net" them to
> your offline machine.  That assumes you can bootstrap a minimum system
> going by some method enough to support apt-zip.
>   apt-cache show apt-zip

> If you already have a Debian system you can get a list of packages
> that you have installed there with dpkg.  I would probably start there
> and that would get you everything you needed as a first pass.
>   dpkg --get-selections | awk '$NF=="install"{print$1}'
> > I have thought make a mirror in one machine. After make a big
> > tar.gz, split it in severals dvds, bring them to home, copy to the
> > hd, join all the split files, untar it to have a mirror, and then
> > install it, but ......
> The entire amd64 archive is 18 GB!  A binary only depot is 8.8 GB.  So
> you could fit the entire depot on two DVDs.  S DVD holds 4.7 GB.  A
> dual layer DVD holds 8.5 GB so you could trim some things that you
> know you don't want and probably get it to fit.
> Bob

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