RE: The Debian CD Standard (not yet official ;) )
Humm, now I have more questions...
1.) What pacthed mkisof ?? ver ?? location ??
2.) With slink in a frozen state, will you be able to make
changes to apt, dpkg, dselect, to support multiple disks?
(yea I know about dpkg-multicd)
3.) The structure in your proposed standard indicates that
the following would be on CD-1:
CD1 .disk/info = "Debian GNU/Linux binary-i386"
!!!!!dists/slink/main/binary-i386 alone currently occupies
around 844,793,737 bytes......it ain't gointo fit on one CD/ROM
It would seem that only the "necessary" parts of
dists/slink/main/binary-i386 need to be on CD-1;
which brings up the point....why do we not add a new category
(directory) for non-essential components, and just release
them on a supplementary disk.
e.g.. kjbible (7M), gimp-manual (15M), and xbooks (17M)
certainly are not "required" for the installation of
a base Debian Linux system.
I do not believe we need to change every installation program
before we can burn a slink disk, just re-organize our current
structure a bit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerhard Poul [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 13, 1998 2:51 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: The Debian CD Standard (not yet official ;) )
> this is the first alpha version of my Official Debian CD Standard.
> Please send me any comments or diffs via email and tell me what you think
> about it. After this standard is okay (in about one week I think) we will
> start writing a new version of debian-cd (in perl). If you want this to
> contain any special features please tell us!! (us = firstname.lastname@example.org,
> email@example.com, both available on this list!)
> Hope this standard is okay until now. Maybe someone can write chapters I
> commented out. (please tell me about that) and send me the diff (human
> readable text generated by GNU diff) via email asap.
> btw: is the topic of this list already changed on the web pages??? :)
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