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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.

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.


Sven Luther

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