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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 
>without checkreading.
>I think it needs some rewording to:
>"In order to get full nominal speed (but without ...[1]) on BD-RE add 
>option stream_recording=on."
>[1] 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

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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