On Sun, Jun 27, 1999 at 05:40:15PM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
: On Sun, Jun 27, 1999 at 05:14:01PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
: > about inserting the last binary disc first for Update in dselect. I'm
: > going to patch the dpkg-multicd method to insert a message in the Update
: > cases a simple install will never use any disks subsequent to the first
: > one...
: IMHO, dpkg-multicd has many other problems. It doesn't do package
: ordering, it doesn't handle predependencies (trying to install netscape
: make another install run in dselect. Not for the average user)...
Before somebody starts to patch:
Please try dpkg-multicd2 from
It is compatible with dpkg-multicd (yes, I'm the orignal author of
the dpkg-multicd package ...) and has probably not as many bugs
as the first hack.
: does an ordered installation. Of course that means the cache directory
: has to be on a big partition, but making an ordered installation from a
: multi-CD set, without changing CDs several times and without copying the
: needed packages to a single medium is "non-trivial". :-)
The multicd2 methods is designed to require a minimum count change
After all it's clear that there must be a general solution ... working
with apt(cdrom) and native dselect ...
Best Regards from Dresden / Germany,
Viele Gruesse aus Dresden,
[internet & unix support ----------------- Heiko Schlittermann]
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- From: Steve McIntyre <email@example.com>
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