On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 06:39:28AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote: > On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 04:10 +0000, Cherukuri, Shravan Kumar wrote: > > I have an image of Debian-502-i386-netinst-iso which I burned to a CD > > and tried to install the OS. > > Old netinst images generally do not work, since the packages they depend > on may be replaced at point releases. If you really want Debian 5.0 > ('lenny') then you should use the netinst image for the latest point > release, 5.0.9. Which seems like quite a nasty problem. For example: you download the current point release, burn it to a CD preparing to install a bunch of servers the next day... then suddenly there's a new stable update and installation mysteriously fails. Wouldn't it be better to not delete superseded packages, at least for base? -- 1KB // Yo momma uses IPv4!
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