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Re: K16 images - uploading

On 12/19/07, Philip Charles <philipc@copyleft.co.nz> wrote:
> 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
> tarball.

Hi all,

We will be updating the status about making our own tarball as soon as
possible. This is a learning curve for us here. So it may take some
time to complete it. I request all your support for completing this
and in effect to reduce the load for Philip.

Calicut Team

> 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.
> Phil.
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