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Re: K16 images - uploading

On Wednesday 19 December 2007 13:01, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 02:05:03PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > Would it make the life of whoever will do K17 much better if we only
> > shipped a mini-ISO and maybe a first CD?
> Maybe we could figure out how to use debian-cd to produce
> non-installing ISOs/DVDs of the rest of the archive (or are you using
> that already, Philip?).  This would assume debian-ports.org isn't very
> important for day-to-day packages, which I think is a reasonable
> assumption.
> Not sure whether this would have a lot of benefit, but might be worth a
> try.

K16 was a bad experience because of one off problems. Usually most of the 
time is spent on the debian-cd aspect of the iso's.  Making the disc 
bootable should be no problem, particulary if Calicut produces the 

I had two problems.
The current debian-cd/etch combination is too clever for the Hurd; great 
for etch and larry though.  The solution was to use an earlier version of 
debian-cd running on woody.  Debian-cd does sort out dependencies nicely 
and enables packages to be placed on the discs in a customised order (to 
a degree).

The slow optical drives.  Standard debian-cd DVD iso's will not work and a 
work-round had to be found.  If the full DVD could have been used all the 
arch: hurd packages could have been included on it.  The proper solution 
here is to speed up the disc access.

While there is <apt-cdrom add> it does not work on the Hurd, so larger 
discs are better for users.


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