Re: boot floppies 2.2.0 expected within 72 hours
> > the other dselect acquisition methods, to prevent user confusion.
> > Optimally, I think acquisition methods should be folded out from dpkg
> > itself (that would get rid of a *lot* of dpkg bugs, BTW). See
> > Bug#32595.
> I don't think it's fair to get rid of the floppy method. Yes, I doubt hardly
> anyone ever uses it, but if you have no other way, you have to use it. The
> rest we can certianly lose.
If you read /usr/doc/apt/offline* there is a formulae for using APT
effectively with a floppy. IMHO the floppy method is vastly inferior to
this technique given the current size of Debian.