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Re: apt-get configurator for boot-floppies?

* "Raphael" == Raphael Hertzog <rhertzog@hrnet.fr> wrote:

Raphael> Le Sat, Sep 18, 1999 at 02:03:39PM +0200, Martin Bialasinski écrivait:
>> True. with the old multi-cd method one had to insert the _last_ CD,
>> which had all the info. Putting it on the first CD would have had the
>> same pros/cons as putting it on the last CD, but it is easier to
>> understand. 

Raphael> No, each CD know about itself and all the preceding CD. This
Raphael> way you can generate a 3 CD set but you can use only the
Raphael> first CD if you want.  That's why the last CD was requested.

Raphael> Putting on the first CD means that you can no longer use only
Raphael> the first CD from the set (you need all the CD from the set)

Ok, I only want to use the first, and the third CD from the four CD
pack (for whatever reason). What do I do in this case?

I understand the reason why it was done this way for multi-cd, but it
is as good as the other proposal.

Yes, we will be doing the assumption, that one has all CDs from a set
during installation.

How about this:

  Information about the following CDs have been read in. please
  uncheck any CD you do not want to use:

   [x] CD1 - Debian main first part
   [x] CD2 - Debian main second part
   [x] CD3 - Debian contrib and contrib sources

Also note that we already made a assumption about the CDs present in
slink. The profiles/task there contained packages from all parts of
main. And main was already splitted on two CDs, so you need both CDs
to ensure you don't get errors during installation or "package
missing" warnings (you were advised not to enter "select" in dselect -
if one did, a missing CD would have case the package missing errors in
the conflict resolution screen).

This will also apply to potato.


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