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Re: Dual-layer DVD jigdo files?

[ Apologies for the delay in responding; I'm just back from Debconf
  and catching up on all the non-screamingly-urgent mail... ]

On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:11:40PM +0200, roach wrote:
>On Wednesday 06 July 2005 15:38, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> I never got around to it, in the end. To make sarge/i386 fit on a DL
>> DVD will involve removing quite a large number of packages, and
>> sarge/source is even bigger.
>debian-31r0a-i386-binary-1.iso 08-Jun-2005 12:07  4.4G
>debian-31r0a-i386-binary-2.iso 08-Jun-2005 12:22  4.1G
>4.4+4.1=8.5 Doesn't it?

As Manty says, not quite. One GB is measured in 2^30 bytes, the other
in 10^9 bytes. The images we have now are taking up 4686704640 and
4428851200 bytes, adding up to 9115555840 bytes. The maximum that can
safely be written on a DL DVD is just over 8500000000 bytes.

>> The main reason I was trying to do the DL DVD was for commercial
>> distributors, but in the end the interested people all said they'd
>> prefer to use 2 DVDs instead.
>I'm interested because of the cost of courier fees. I'd like to keep the 
>weight down and I haven't found a local source of Double Sided DVD's.
>> If there is enough interest, I might be talked into creating some DL
>> images, even so.
>What kind of interest do you need?

I have enough people interested. I'll have a look at creating them
this week once I've woken up a little more.

>BTW, when do the brakes go on?
>When I saw the name "binary" I though that's what they are, not how they 
>breed. :-)


Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Is there anybody out there?

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