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Re: Dual layer DVD

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 07:31:23PM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 02:19:16PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> We're going to have to start trimming things if we want dual-layer
>> DVDs to work for the sarge release. Suggestions?
>Already using 2xDVD "testing" images of binaries to install/upgrade 
>machines at work.  Since almost everybody that will be using a DVD 
>reader will be using one older than two months old - single sided DVD 
>is the answer IMHO.  Two DVD's of binary and probably another 2 of source.  

Not quite. Most (if not all) DVD drives should already be able to cope
with at least reading multi-layer discs; that's been in the spec for
years, as dual-layer pressed discs have been around almost since day
one of DVD.

>That way, it's open for some enterprising packager to double up and 
>put two disks on each double layer disk as he/she wishes:)

I know that UKLinux in the UK will be wanting to get Sarge i386 and
source DVDs pressed ASAP after the release. I'd expect others will,
too. Let's make life easier for them by producing official images,
like for the existing CDs and DVDs.

>I also had occasion to install a machine from 13 CD's again today: I
>even used disk 13 :)  There are a lot more machines around that only
>have CD drives: will sarge be 25 disks or some such in CDs once you
>include source??

I've got some bad news for you:

sledge:/mirror/NEW.1$ ls *jigdo
sarge-i386-1.jigdo   sarge-i386-6.jigdo  sarge-src-2.jigdo
sarge-i386-10.jigdo  sarge-i386-7.jigdo  sarge-src-3.jigdo
sarge-i386-11.jigdo  sarge-i386-8.jigdo  sarge-src-4.jigdo
sarge-i386-12.jigdo  sarge-i386-9.jigdo  sarge-src-5.jigdo
sarge-i386-13.jigdo  sarge-src-1.jigdo   sarge-src-6.jigdo
sarge-i386-14.jigdo  sarge-src-10.jigdo  sarge-src-7.jigdo
sarge-i386-2.jigdo   sarge-src-11.jigdo  sarge-src-8.jigdo
sarge-i386-3.jigdo   sarge-src-12.jigdo  sarge-src-9.jigdo
sarge-i386-4.jigdo   sarge-src-13.jigdo
sarge-i386-5.jigdo   sarge-src-14.jigdo

That's 14 CDs _each_ for i386 and source at the moment...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I suspect most samba developers are already technically insane... Of
 course, since many of them are Australians, you can't tell." -- Linus Torvalds

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