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Re: cdimage of debian2.2r2

On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Christoph Lameter wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> > Christoph: what I would like very much is an even smaller image without any
> > packages at all. (This is intended for the growing number of people with CD
> > burner and fast net connection, to have a very easy install path booting from
> > the CD and fetching everything else from the net. The base2_2.tgz should be on
> > that small CD too.) Any chance you can produce a current-potato thing like
> > that with your adjusted scripts?
> What you want is available from LinuxCare. Linux Business Card or
> something like that.
> The TelemetryBox distribution allows for a fully featured install using a
> Business card. Not only the base system but also apache, mysql, php etc
> etc.

I probably wasn't clear enough; I meant that there should be a ~30MB bootable 
CD image available on several mirrors as a parallel alternative to
hand-picking and separately-downloading all needed files from disks-$ARCH/ to
get a first-time Debian install going. Your current ccimage seems to come
very close to that, but things like apache, mysql and php aren't needed for
that purpose. I suppose you have these packages listed somewhere; a ccimage
created with that list being empty would be exactly what we need, or at least
come very close.

If you happen to have the time to create such a stripped-down ccimage, I would
be glad to mirror it in one or two places, and point to it from the
cdimage.debian.org webpages for people who want/need it.

  Anne Bezemer

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