Re: cdimage: questions about weekly builds
On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:33:59 +0100
Fabio <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I found something strange when I downloaded debian CD.
> Folder  contains only eigth CDs, is it correct?
> Why there are CHECKSUM  for files which are not in the CDs folder?
> Same questions for DVDs 
>  http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-cd/
>  http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-cd/MD5SUMS
>  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.