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.
See the /usr/share/doc/apt-doc/offline.text.gz file in the apt-doc package :
This document describes how to use APT in a non-networked environment,
specifically a 'sneaker-net' approach for performing upgrades.
I was using this for a couple of years before i got internet connection at
home back in the late 90s.