[clug] Mandrake 10.0 is 4 CDs???

Pearl Louis pearl.louis at anu.edu.au
Fri Mar 19 14:01:18 GMT 2004

From what I understand, what was released to Mandrake Club members was 4 CDs.  
What was put for public download to non-members was 3.  So I guess the 4 CD 
thing was something 'special' for Club members.  Since all the online places 
had Mandrake 10 for sale before the public release, they have the 4 CD 
version.  I have the 4th CD if you need it.


On Fri, 19 Mar 2004 11:33 am, Darren Freeman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am now utterly bamboozled by how many CDs are in Mandrake 10.0
> Community Download edition. Both the installer and package lists on the
> first CD refer to a fourth CD, whereas the Mandrake website lists only
> three. There seems to only be three available too via FTP.
> Yet if you purchase this from some other companies (handwritten CDRs),
> you get four CDs. None of them match the official md5sums though.
> I recently upgraded a machine from Mandrakre 9.2 to Mandrake 10.0 and I
> am now in trouble for having packages disappear from that machine when
> the installer couldn't find the fourth CD. Some of these packages are
> really important to the user but not to most people, such as xdvi.
> This is both confusing and disappointing. I would like to know what they
> are thinking! Perhaps they are withholding the fourth until the
> bandwidth usage goes down on their servers? Perhaps the fourth wasn't
> ready yet and they are keeping it a secret until the boxed set is ready
> in a few months?
> Anyway so now I have all three official ISOs, checked with MD5sum, and
> I'm working towards an HTTP server to share them with ANU people. In the
> meantime, people can drop by with some CDs and I'll burn them. The CDs,
> not the people. Email off list for a location and meeting time on
> campus.
> Have fun,
> Darren

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