Re: Wheezy size -- only 3 DVD ISO image files listed instead of 10
On Tue, 7 May 2013 21:23:38 +0200
Holger Wansing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Mariano Lazzaro <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi! I've seen today that Wheezy was officially released 2 days ago!
> > Great news!
> > There is something that I cannot understand, why does this release fit
> > on 3 DVDs? (at least for AMD64 arch)
> > But on the debian main site says over 37500 packages, and I'm using
> > Debian 6 which has 29000 packages and it's 8 DVDs long.
> > So, is this Debian 7 release "thinner" than its predecessor or are you
> > using some "new and nasty" compression algorithm to get the 37500
> > packages on 3 DVDs? (I ask out of ignorance)
> There are 3 DVDs listed on
> so far you are right.
> But following the jigdo link to
> I see 10 DVDs.
> So this is probably a case for debian-cd? (in CC)
That „nasty compression” is called jigdo and it's not new at all. ;-)
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