[linux] Debian Install: 1 CD

Cere M. Davis cere at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 17:43:34 PDT 2003




It's a great idea but I've never been able to get that to work. Is there
some kind of trick to this?

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Phillip Garland wrote:


> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:36:05 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Phillip Garland <pgarland at u.washington.edu>

> Reply-To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW <linux at u.washington.edu>

> To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW <linux at u.washington.edu>

> Subject: Re: [linux] Debian Install: 1 CD

>

> what about

>

> apt-get -t testing install $PACKAGE

>

> of course you will also be grabbing all of $PACKAGE's dependencies from Testing,

> but there's no way around that.

>

> ~Phillip

>

> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Cere M. Davis wrote:

>

> >

> >I would love to just stay on stable but my reasons for using testing are

> >the same as most people...we want to use more current software releases

> >since the release cycle for stable is fairly long. Currently there isn't

> >a really straight foreward way to just grab packages that you want to use

> >from the testing repository and still use a basic baseline repository.

> >This is the reason, I think, that most people end up just moving whole hog

> >over to testing.

> >

> >These issues seem to be a old as the hills. It's true what Tony said I

> >think.

> >

> >

> >> As a Debian developer, my answer would be: don't use testing. The point

> >> of testing is to have a collection of fairly recent software that stays

> >> internally consistent, and relatively free of serious bugs. It is a

> >> development tool intended to make the transition from unstable to stable

> >> easier for us (Debian, that is), not to be a sort of meta-stable

> >> distribution.

> >>

> >> -brad

> >>

> >>

> >> >

> >> > >

> >> > > There are other problems with testing (no Gnome 2.2 for example). However, I

> do

> >> > > like Debian, I just wish these problems could be fixed.

> >> > >

> >> > > David Fetrow <fetrow at apl.washington.edu> wrote:

> >> > > >

> >> > > > > As for other OSs, I haven't had the chance to try Debian. I don't like

> >> > > > > burning 6 CDs just to install an OS (even 3 CDs kinda sucks in my

> >> > > > > opinion). However, maybe I should try it.... :)

> >> > > > > --Doug

> >> > > >

> >> > > > One CD. You can (and probably should to get latest versions) pull the

> >> > > > rest from the net automagically via dselect/apt if you have a fast

> >> > > > connection. One CD installs enough to get the rest.

> >> > > >

> >> > > >

> >> > > > Or Knoppix, 1 heavily compressed CD Debian live version with rather

> >> > > > more than the basics....or ClusterKnoppix (same deal

> >> > > > with OpenMosix clustering kernel)...or even Quantian

> >> > > > which is simlar but has various stat and math software

> >> > > > built in.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > There are three versions of standard Debian around at most times:

> >> > > >

> >> > > > stable boring, dated and reliable (currently 3.0 aka woody)

> >> > > > ..only security updates.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > testing Not cutting edge but generally useable and stable

> >> > > > especially towards the end of the cycle

> >> > > >

> >> > > > unstable Adventure with every update!

> >> > > >

> >> > > > When "testing" moves to "stable", "unstable" moves to "testing" and

> >> > > > a new "unstable" makes its appearance.

> >> > > >

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> >> > >

> >> > >

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> > cere at u.washington.edu ph: 206.685.5346

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