On Wed, May 27, 1998 at 08:56:30PM +0100, Edward Betts wrote: > Will main fit on one CD? > > I have watched all the talk about fitting packages on the CDs and I do not > understand whether main will fit on one CD if so would this arrangment not > be best > > CD 1: Main > CD 2: Contrib, X11 Source, indices, tools, maybe include experimental > Extra stuff like netscape docs, gimp manual, > snapshoots of popular free web sites - debain, gnu, fsf, gnome, gimp > howabout loads of enlightenment themes (only ones passing the debian > guide lines) or had they ought to be .deb files? > CD 3: Source minus X11 > > Is this like what is planned or am I off my head or does main not fit on one > cd Tools REALLY need to be on #1 for install reasons. > With this arrangment you could do an install with cd 1, play with it for a > while and if you decided that you must have stuff of contrib install it of > CD 2. (my thinking being contrib is bad because not total free software - is > that view wrong?) Contrib is totally free, but depends on stuff that's not. ie, X front ends (maybe even gtk) for non-free console programs, things built with motif or qt, etc are in contrib. However, since contrib depends on stuff in non-free which isn't shipped, this is a good idea anyway.
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