[sf-lug] Re: sf-lug Debian Sarge CD
jim at well.com
Tue Feb 7 09:24:15 PST 2006
On Jan 29, 2006, at 3:16 PM, Geoff Smith wrote:
> for future reference, I ended up getting Debian Sarge by buying a
> Debian book at border's books downtown. It's a good book too, so it's
> a pretty decent way to get debian.
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:23:02 -0800
> jim stockford <jim at well.com> wrote:
>> 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.)
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> 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,
>>> doesn't seem a whole lot of point to either buying or downloading 14
>>> 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,
>>> 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.
>>> 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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>>> sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
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