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Re: Bug#32595: remove obsolete and confusing acquisition methods: harddisk, mounted, cdrom, nfs

Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es> writes:

> But dpkg-multicd is more than multiple-cds. There's multi-nfs,
> multi-mount, ... that replace nfs, mounted, ... 
> That's why we think dpkg default methods can be removed/extracted to a
> different package.

Ok, I didn't realize this. If the multi-mount, multi-nfs, etc replace the
others easily then I drop my objection.

> Why do you think it's not suited for maintenance? I've been using it on
> a lot of machines here for ~6 months (with a local mirror, ftp access or
> http access) and it works a lot better than the other methods.
> Using autofs it even works with an NFS mounted mirror.

Please see my message to Jules in this thread.

> > This should be done in the future, but not at the moment, certainly not
> > just before slink's release.
> Sounds reasonable. But it should be done for potato.

If dpkg-multicd provides those other features as you describe, then yes,
it should be done for potato.

> > I don't call the 6 options currently in my dselect's access menu crowded,
> > I'd say it was flexible.
> If some of those options don't work, some are duplicated, and there's no
> way to get rid of them, that's crowded.

I've had no problems with the ones like nfs, mounted, etc not working.
If they are superceded by dpkg-multicd, that is fine.


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