Fwd: [sf-lug] Re: sf-lug Debian Sarge CD

jim stockford jim at well.com
Thu Jan 19 14:23:02 PST 2006

Hey Geoff! Here's Rick's response (below).

(I like buying CDs rather than suffer through
downloading. For most people, I'd say
listen to Rick rather than listen to crufty
old jim.)

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> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: January 19, 2006 2:09:18 PM PST
> To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Re: sf-lug Debian Sarge CD
> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
>>    Anybody know a store where Geoff can walk in and
>> buy the latest Debian (Sarge)? I'd like to know, too.
> Why not get a "netinst" CD image for the cost of a mere 125MB or so
> download -- such as Kenshi Muto's: http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/2005/11/26
> See also:  "Installers" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Debian/
> (page needs to be updated, now that 3.1 "sarge" is the stable branch)
> Given Internet access for package retrieval, in the general case, there
> doesn't seem a whole lot of point to either buying or downloading 14 
> CDs
> or 2 DVDs.  You're not going to install most of that, and you'd be
> replacing a lot of it with updates from the Internet, anyway.  So, why
> not start with 125MB of installation media, rather than 9GB?
> (By the way, Geoff forgot to specify the architecture:  alpha, amd64,
> arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc.  amd64
> was unofficial as of the 3.1r0 and 3.1r1a releases; the other 11 are
> official.  He _probably_ means either i386 or amd64.)
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