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Re: Slink Source images

On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Chris Lawrence wrote:

>If the disc only contains source (i.e. tar files and diffs), what's
>the value of having valid Packages-cd and Contents files on the CD in
>the first place?  You can't install a binary package from a source CD
>because there aren't any binary packages on one.  No binary packages =
>no need for them to be architecture-dependent (unless you want to
>allow people to do things like stick a source CD when starting a
>dselect multi-cd upgrade... which is nice, I suppose, but hardly
>essential considering you can't install a new system from anything
>except a binary CD).

My thoughts exactly. See other mail...

Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
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