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Re: How to get the stable iso for lenny

In article <4E0C1276.8020703@gmail.com> you wrote:
>On 30/06/11 15:25, JD wrote:
>> There are 4 DVD iso's there:
>> debian-508-i386-DVD-1.iso    19-Feb-2011 16:22  4.4G
>> debian-508-i386-DVD-2.iso    19-Feb-2011 16:25  4.4G
>> debian-508-i386-DVD-3.iso    19-Feb-2011 16:28  4.4G
>> debian-508-i386-DVD-4.iso    19-Feb-2011 16:32  4.4G
>> debian-508-i386-DVD-5.iso    19-Feb-2011 16:33  1.0G
>> Are these all installation iso's or are they sources as well?
>You have posted that email to me only. Sending this reply to the list.
>They are the installation isos. The last DVD is usually just updates.
>I don't know if they also contain the source code.
>Others on the list can advice.

This is covered in the FAQ at


Those 5 DVDs contain all the packages available for i386; as you
guessed, the sources are packaged onto separate discs. Typical users
will only need the first DVD (at most), as packages are sorted by
popularity. There's lots of packages on the other DVDs that may not be
all that useful for most people, but of course you can install them
from a mirror as/when you may find you want them.

>I recommend any installation be done from a netinstall or business
>card cd - they download only the required packages from the
>repository rather than all 17GB.  DVDs and CDs get read errors -
>repositories don't. Lenny isn't about to vanish any-time soon.

We will cease support for Lenny early next year, so I wouldn't
recommend installing it on new systems. Unless you have special needs,
install Squeeze and be happy with it!

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

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