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Re: How to find software?

On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:03:26AM -0500, Matthias Julius wrote:
> Katipo <katipo@westnet.com.au> writes:
> > Steve Lamb wrote:
> >>    Am I the only one who's reading this exchange and wondering what people
> >> are thinking?
> >>
> > No.
> > As the OP has contacted the list, it's fairly safe to assume that he
> > has net access?
> What tells you that the OP contacted the list from the same machine he
> wants to install LaTeX on?
> > What's wrong with a net install with aptitude or the ilk.
> Not everyone is up to wait and/or pay to see large packages like tetex
> trickling through a phone line.  Especially if he has the CDs already.

If he has the CDs already, aptitude would prompt him to install the proper
CD when he tries to install tetex.  If not, it won't know about tetex.
So I presume he will take out replies and *then* go to get the proper CD from 
whatever source he had to buy CDs from.  Could CDs be expensive where he lives?  
Or hard to obtain?  Or does he have it fixed in his mind that he has to download 
entire CDs instead of just packages?  I have no idea.  I can't imagine it would 
cost him less to download a CD when he only needs one package.  I can imagine 
he'd like to buy one CD, though.

I'm really curious about this.

-- hendrik

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