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Re: Etch installer not asking for additional CDs


 With reference to a discussion in debian-boot and debian-desktop, it would be good to have synaptic in first CD as it would make it easier for package management with gui (and even scanning more CDs which used to happen in earlier releases during installtion but will not be there in etch and it leaves 'apt-cdrom add' as the only option to add more CDs).

Would it be possible to have synaptic in first CD for etch?


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From: Gustavo Franco <stratus@debian.org>
Date: २००७ जनवरी ४ ००:२३
Subject: Re: Etch installer not asking for additional CDs
To: pravi.a@gmail.com
Cc: debian-boot@lists.debian.org, SmartList <debian-desktop@lists.debian.org>, Raman Pandarinathan < raamanp@gmail.com>

On 1/2/07, പ്രവീണ്|Praveen <pravi.a@gmail.com> wrote:
> [forgot to add debian-destop to the reciepients list in the previous mail].
> 2007/1/2, പ്രവീണ്|Praveen <pravi.a@gmail.com>:
> > 2006/12/20, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>:
> >
> >
> > > On Wednesday 20 December 2006 06:05, Raman Pandarinathan wrote:
> > > > I wish the etch installer team restores this facility for the poor
> > > > folks without net connectivity.
> > >
> > > Yes, this is planned but technically difficult so loading multiple CDs
> > > will not be possibly in time for Etch.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > If we install synaptic with the default install (it is currently in CD 2)
> adding cdroms would be a bit more friendly (Starting synaptic and Edit->Add
> CDROM won't scare newbies as much as opening a terminal 'su root' and run
> apt-cdrom add).
> >
> > Would it be possible before etch?

That's possible, but unfortunately it's not up to the debian-desktop
team. It relies on the way the packages are organized into the CDs.
debian-cd is your target, ping steve or joeyh there but i bet they
already replied in -boot. ;)

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