Re: Some suggestions for changes to w.d.o/CD/faq entries
On Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 03:26:32PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>I'm updating the Romanian translation for the CD/faq and I have a few
>comments/suggestions to the English version:
>[...] which has a cheap Internet connection [...]
>May I suggest s/a cheap/an adequate/ here since the cost of the internet
>connection is not too relative. Probably, some information about the
>data to be downloaded would be more helpful instead, like:
I'd just do s/cheap/fast/ here, to be honest.
>"A typical graphical installation without additional packages should
>download about ..."
I'm not sure of a reasonable estimate to put there. Any suggestions,
>[...]stable releases only happen about every 1.5 years...
Updated to say "1.5 to 2 years" instead.
>I thought stable releases happen about every 2 years. Also, there is no
>mention of backports in this section. Suggestion:
>"If you only need newer version of specific packages, you can also try
>the backports service, which takes packages from testing and modifies
>them to work on stable. This option is mostly safer than installing the
>same package directly from testing."
Added, with minor tweaks.
>Add option stream_recording=on to get on BD-RE full nominal speed
>I think it needs some rewording to:
>"In order to get full nominal speed (but without ...) on BD-RE add
> I have no idea what checkreading is supposed to mean and vim spell
>checking is complaining about it.
I've taken Rick's suggested wording:
In order to get the full nominal speed when writing to BD-RE
(i.e. without the slowdown caused by the drive's internal defect
management), add the option <tt>stream_recording=on</tt>.
>Note that when you install using an old CD/DVD, the contents of
>/etc/apt/sources.list will reference the current stable Debian release
>by default. This means that any upgrade over the net will upgrade to the
>current stable release. To avoid this, but still receive security
>upgrades for an old release which is still supported, you may want to
>change the contents of this file, replacing "stable" with "oldstable".
>Is this still valid? As far as I know sources.list is now by codename
>(or was that introduced only for squeeze?).
It's been that way for a while, since etch I believe. I've changed it
<p>Note that when you install using a really old CD/DVD (pre 4.0,
Etch), the contents of <tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt> will reference
the <em>current</em> stable Debian release by default. This means that
any upgrade over the net will upgrade to the current stable
And removed the latter half; we don't still support any of the older
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