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Re: Extra non-free support... please test !

On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 02:46:00AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 10:20:53AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>>> That sounds reasonable, yes. I got halfway through doing something
>>> like that today - I'll post it when it works.
>>Ok, I'll wait for it. I haven't much time today anyway ...
>Hmm, we have a problem with this - the Packages.cd files won't work if
>the CD#1s are different...

This is going to bit in a couple of places. The .disk/info of the two
equivalent first CDs needs to be the same, to start with. No major
problem, but it's going to be a little messy. Also, the Packages.cd
files on the later CDs are wrongly going to contain references to
non-US or wrongly not, depending on the CD#1 made. I'm tempted to make
them _not_ list non-US things, as it'll make apt happier. If people
want the non-US stuff, they'll have to use apt like we tell them to.

I can see easy ways of doing these, at least. I have debian-cd
building the appropriate common CD#1s, almost. I still need to add the
bootable stuff to the extra CD, cope with a US/non-US pair of non-free
CDs, then do the source CDs split. Expect a reasonably large patch

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