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RE: III -Thoughts, experiences, ideas...RE: Debian slink CD images


As a vendor of custom CDs I have stopped lurking as I am rather worried
over this ....

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Jim Westveer wrote:


> >  /math was duplicated in disk2 and disk4.
> > I removed math from slink2-list, and I made:
> >
> >$ ls -al
> >total 2949417
> >drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         1024 Dec 14 07:19 .
> >drwxrwxr-x   4 root     staff        1024 Dec 13 22:51 ..
> >-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     658735104 Dec 14 07:05 slink1.raw
> >-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     659068928 Dec 14 07:11 slink2.raw
> >-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     469905408 Dec 14 07:14 slink3.raw
> >-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     663418880 Dec 14 07:19 slink4.raw
> >-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     557266944 Dec 14 07:22 slink5.raw
> a) you only need 3 binary CDs (less disc swapping during install) 
> b) the non-US step is now entirely optional.
> c) the main source is now split more sensibly down the middle onto two CDs
> d) it's more generic and more easily configurable


I want some room on slink1 for my own documentation etc.
Quite a proportion of my customers only want one CD to start with and any
NZ specific extras should be included on this disc.

IMHO there must be room for Debian distribs to be indigenised.  My New
Zealand wish list would include a Maori (Tangata Whenua - indigenous 
people) ispell and a small business accounting system customised for NZ
conditions.  These should be included in the first disc people buy,
probably in a slink1 local fs.

There is no reason why there could not be indigenous North American, UK,
German, whatever versions as well.  But there must be room on the right
discs for the necessary additions. 


Philip Charles; 39a Paterson St., Abbotsford, New Zealand; +64 3 4882818
For Debian GNU/Linux CDs see http://crash.ihug.co.nz/~philipc

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