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Re: trying to combine apt-cdrom and apt-get install.....

From: Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.com>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: trying to combine apt-cdrom and apt-get install.....
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 16:28:39 -0800

On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 12:16:24AM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:
> But maybe there is some smart way to combine the apt-cdrom -d/media/cdrom1
> stuff with apt-get install so that I can specify the DVD drive.....

why are you not just pulling packages from the net?

I could do it, but I prefer using the DVDs. My idea is to get to a state where I bootstrap download DVD images using jigdo and thus minimise the load on the debian servers and also to then exclusively use the DVDs locally on my machine from then on permanently so as to further reduce antisocial load on the servers.

This is the idea. I am have also installed Debian on my machine at work and am now about to put it on another one in the laboratory (I run my own company so I can choose the OS for the business as it grows). These are old machines so they run on CD drives not DVDs but they are not connected to the internet. If I get more capital into the business I would get some more and newer machines but probably not have an internet link to all of them. So CDs and DVDs are useful to me.

Michael F

I realise that may
be the only option, just double checking.


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