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Re: cdimage: questions about weekly builds

On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:33:59 +0100
Fabio <rola.hack@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I found something strange when I downloaded debian CD.
> Folder [1] contains only eigth CDs, is it correct?
> Why there are CHECKSUM [2] for files which are not in the CDs folder?
> Same questions for DVDs [3]
> Thanks
> ~~~
> [1] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-cd/
> [2] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-cd/MD5SUMS
> [3] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-dvd/


As far as I know, only the first couple of disc images
are supposed to be on the main mirror. If you need other
(much less popular – most people need only the first CD) images,
download them with jigdo¹². 
MD5 and SHA sums are there for completion, so you can verify
your download (though jigdo does it for you (with MD5 sums)).

I personally recommend using jigdo for downloading any Debian CD.
It makes things much faster on not-extremely-fast connections,
especially when you have previous Debian CDs or images to reuse.

Best regards.

¹ http://atterer.org/jigdo/
² http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/

Mateusz Poszwa

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