[clug] Debian Lenny DVDs?
voltagex at voltagex.org
Tue Dec 29 03:32:05 MST 2009
APTonCD for any packages you missed, or need to update later.
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Matthew Firth
<clug at matthew.matera.net.au> wrote:
> Hi David et al,
> Thanks to Chris Smart I now have said ISOs and a nice cup of coffee to
> Having used netinst disks before I'll second your comments on their virtues.
> In defence of being one of those "bad big-disk people".... :P
> 1/ I'll like wily be carting these onto multiple sites that do not have a
> common, efficient point that I can run an apt-proxy for. Download once &
> sneaker-net beats pulling the same package set through my customers' pipes
> multiple times.
> 2/ They're not secure sites, but rather sites that just take themselves a
> bit too seriously. The ones that think that builds & upgrades that come in
> on a DVD are by some measure "better" than those that come from "that big
> scary Internet"...
> Thanks to everyone for their offers of help, and encouragement to find a new
> ISP ;)
> On Mon, 28 Dec 2009, David Tulloh wrote:
>> Matthew Firth wrote:
>> > Greetings,
>> > If there are any CLUG members who happen to have some Debian 5.0r3 (Lenny)
>> > DVDs (both i386 & amd64 - just disc #1 of each) and might be willing to make
>> > a copy for me then I'd love to hear from them.
>> I'm going to be annoying and not answer the question. Rather I
>> recommend you go the netinst route. The netinst disk is about 150mb and
>> then you just download the binaries that you need, which should be well
>> under a gigabyte. You also don't have the hassle of having to manage
>> multiple disks and a good apt setup encourages you to stay up to date
>> with your security fixes.
>> If you have multiple machines and don't have access to a free mirror
>> AptProxy works well, pulls files as they are needed and stores them for
>> the other computers to access.
>> There are certainly situations where the big disks are needed (eg.
>> secure environments) but I suspect most people just use netinst images
>> at home these days.
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