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Re: Future Debian CD plans

On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Winfried Truemper wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > We would produce a new ISO image with each release. Nothing much about
> > the project as it is today would change. 
> Just a technical issue: we should not distribute the actual image but the
> scripts to procude these images featuring "mkisofs". And we could
> already do this independently of the other plans - today.
> Such a script should check the integrity of the archive from which the
> CD is built and the "distributions" to be included (hey, there is still no
> better term!). The rest is a matter of disk-space.
> Producing a Debian CD seems a common problem for several users and I have
> been asked several times about this. If our goal is to spread Debian
> around the globe, it may be a good idea to make production of "own" CDs
> easier.

Good point! It is really a waste of disk space to have an extra ISO image
lying around. Providing an easy script for mkisofs is a good idea for
anyone planning to make a cd.

But still I am strongly against a split into official and non-official
Debian CDs.

-- martin

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