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Re: Your posting: Debian on one dvd?

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 05:12:18PM -0500, Daniel Tasch wrote:
> "One of the problems Linux users in countries like India have is low 
> bandwidth. They prefer to get their distributions on CD or DVD as far as 
> possible. Debian is very badly affected by this as we usually stress 
> updating over the net."
> This is not just a problem in contries like India.  I am in the US and am 
> still on dialup, and can only get 26k at that.  I have to update my redhat 
> by mirroring the updates at work where I have a good connection, burning a 
> CD, and brining it home via "sneakernet".
> I would love to be able to use Debian, but dealing with a new packaging 
> system along with it's extreem network-centeredness is making that 
> impossible.  What Debian really needs is to give some consideration to 
> people who have to do this manually.  Not everybody has a high-speed 
> internet connection.  Please be more inclusive.

There's full CD sets of the latest stable release, plus the packaging system
makes it easy-to-trivial to make your own local mirror offline, either via
CDs or on a hard drive.  Programs such as apt-zip can also help you maintain
a system in circumstances where you don't have direct network connectivity. 
If none of those options rock your world, describe what *would* do it for
you, and the chances are that somebody has already done it, or can describe
it in a few minutes.

- Matt

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