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Re: Et voila! (was: Re: Slink not installable from CDs)

Quoting Avery Pennarun (apenwarr@worldvisions.ca):
> On Tue, Oct 20, 1998 at 12:42:05PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > You can't do that because there is no way to specify the CD ID. The CD
> > needs to be seen at least once so that it's ID can be determined, recorded
> > and associated with it's contents. I really don't think it's a big problem
> > to ask once at the start for each CD to be popped in - this would happen
> > one time ever, not once each time.
> No other OS does this that I know of.  I would find it annoying to have to
> insert CD #1... wait... insert CD #2... wait... and so on.  Debian will be
> three or four CD's soon, at the current rate of growth.

IRIX does this. And it has a very nice package system, overall.

Having each disk maintain a seperate package file has a few advantages,
including the fact that if you update a package on disk 3, you don't
need to throw out all your disk 1's. It would also make it easier to
combine a standard debian image for main and a custom non-free/non-us.

Mike Stone

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