[kwlug-disc] First observations on Lucid Lynx

Shane shane.msg at gmail.com
Mon May 3 11:18:38 EDT 2010

The ". . .handful of .deb files. . ." could be the result of either time constraints and prioritising or something not broke. 

From having been there, I can remember that files that need upgrading will be saved in the new format.  If there is not time or requirement to upgrade, leave it alone under pain of having to spend the time to get it ready for release on time.  No upgrade *ever* goes without a hitch. 
================It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 10:15:28 
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] First observations on Lucid Lynx

On Sun, May 02, 2010 at 07:33:48AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> * Out of curiosity, I went looking on the install CD for the package  
> list but found very few .deb package files, so I wondered where all the 
> install content was coming from.  A bit more poking around revealed the 
> sizable squashfs image file casper/filesystem.squashfs, so I imagine 
> that's what's used for both the live session, and as a straight copyable 
> root FS if you choose to install.
> But if that's the case, why are there still a handful of .deb files  
> under the pool/ directory and it's alphabetic subdirectories?  For  
> instance, the g++ and libstdc++ package files.  What's special about the 
> .deb files that are still on the install CD?  Again, just curious.

Depending on the variant of install CD you get, you get enough
packages to get you a base system or a standard system. 

The businesscard CD has just enough files to get the installer going.
You need a network connection in order to get anything. 

The netinst CD has the installer and enough files to get you a base
system, but you don't get your eggplant desktop environment.

The full install CD has enough files to give you a desktop (and I
guess the development stuff like g++). 

In my experience installing off of the network (maybe using a local
APT proxy) is the best way to install Debian or Ubuntu. 

- Paul


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