Re: Do we really care how many floppies are in the base?
I may have made an ill-considered decision when I built the 2-disk
base. I'd like to hear opinion on which system we should be using
for 0.93R6 .
Well, since we have different distribution mechanisms, I think there's
room for more than one base-disk set. Allow me to recapitulate a few
ftp -> ... -> floppy
ftp -> hard disk
nfs mount [e.g. of mirror]
Unless all packages are going to be written to floppy, I think there's
a clear advantage for writing a minimal number of floppies. If
nothing else, floppies are *slow*.
Of course, there's the matter of clearly defining for the novice what
choice is the best for each likely situation. So, we do want to
minimize the number of base disk sets. [But, it would be nice to
present an alternative that doesn't need any floppies -- perhaps a
umsdos + loadlin mechanism.]