Re: Et voila! (was: Re: Slink not installable from CDs)
On Fri, Oct 16, 1998 at 09:10:20PM +1000, Tyson Dowd wrote:
: On 16-Oct-1998, Heiko Schlittermann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
: > On Fri, Oct 16, 1998 at 02:39:38PM +1000, Tyson Dowd wrote:
: > :
: > : There is no reason why the X-Media field has to be in the Packages
: > : files on the CD -- that information could be stored by the multi-cd
: > : method when it reads in the CD info.
: > ... but not, if the first CD contains all packages files (as our
: > datom/schlittermann hamm-CDs do already ... )
: Not true. There just needs to be an association between packages
: file and CD label.
: A file in each directory that says which CD the packages are on
: would be sufficient.
: /.packages/non-free/media (contains "CD 2")
: /.packages/main/media (contains "CD 1")
: Or something like that.
Ok, and what if the the main packages are split over multiple CDs?
: > Yes, there are some drawbacks that should be solved, but probably not
: > for slink ...
: Sure. You've done the work, and it will be fine for this release,
: but it's worth discussing ways we can improve on it in future.
: The basic scheme is fine, it's just the X-Media can be put elsewhere,
: which means the same pacakges files can be used everywhere.
We use the original packages files here, but when creating the images
the X-Media header is added.
: It would be *less* work to actually leave dpkg-scanpackages as it
: is, and just add this change to the multi-cd method. But *more*
: work has already been done, so it isn't necessarily worth changing
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