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Bug#69154: boot-floppies: simplify Debian mirror selection

Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.16-2000-07-20
Severity: wishlist

The installer requires you to enter the entire name of your Debian
mirror, including the site and the path to the distribution.
Given that the path should be the same for any major mirror,
wouldn't it be better to present a list of mirrors, perhaps
organized by country, and fill in the rest automagically?

At or near the top of the list could be an option to enter the
information by hand, in case you wanted to use a local or
non-standard mirror.

Yet another option would be to have the installer connect to a
script on a Debian server that would redirect it to a local mirror
(ala CPAN).

System information

Debian Release: potato
Architecture: powerpc
Kernel: Linux diziet 2.2.16-foo #2 Mon Jun 12 17:14:16 PDT 2000 ppc

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