Re: Potato: 1 disk for binary-all ?
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Alfred Munnikes wrote:
> I have seen that Potato is about 2 GB (incl non-free),
> so that will be a lot of CD's if you want more than one
> architecture (i386/sparc/alpha/....)
> Would it be an idee to put all the main/binary-all (+/- 675 MB)
> on one disk ?
> It does save space on the mirror site, CD's on your desktop
> and money. (at least 3 * 650 MB)
> Oke I see that 675 MB doesn't fit on one CD, but if you
> move (for example) the kernelpatch
> and more of that kind of file's that are architecture specific
> to the binary-(i386|sparc|...) I think that it will fit on one CD.
This isn't a bad idea.
However, the current scheme is binary-1 = most used packages, binary-2 = less
used packages, binary-3 = least used packages (etc.) This allows distributing
only binary-1 with still a reasonably complete system, something that is done
often at shows/expos. Of course binary-1 has a lot of binary-all packages.
But it might be possible to put the rest of the binary-all packages on the
i386-binary-2 CD, and remove these from the other archs. apt-cdrom should be
able to handle this well. Raphael, is something like this at all possible with
> One bad thing, if you install Debian you have to change CD's, but is
> that a big problem ?
> It isn't Windows, so you install it once and not every month ;-)
You'll have to change them anyway. But apt-cdrom should handle this
intelligently, requiring only a few swaps.