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Re: apt-cdrom - with yacs-0.3 generated disks

On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Jim Westveer wrote:

> apt 0.3.11 (in archive today) has apt-cdrom.  apt-cdrom will
> automajically install into your sources.list, entries for 
> a CD/ROM.  If you only have ONE CDROM, this method works 
> as well as mounting the cdrom, and specifying a 'deb file:'
> entry in sources list.  

Actually quite a bit better because when you run 'update' again you don't
need the CD mounted...
> If you use apt- AND multiple CD/ROMS that were
> created with yacs-0.3 ... apt will prompt you to change
> disks durring the installation process. ... it aint pretty
> but it works.

How many disk swaps did you need to do? I've been trying to get that
number down to about 2 or 3..
> The process is to insert each CD, run 'apt-cdrom add', then:
> unmount /cdrom, then:
> run apt-cdrom add (for subsiquent disks), then:
> unmount /cdrom
> ...
> After ALL of your disks have been added to sources list, one
> can use dselect.  

You know apt-cdrom unmounts the CD before it propmts you to insert a new
one - the latest version also picks up Source index files (does YACS write
I've been meaning to put a loop in there, it will probably appear before
we release.


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