From: Stephen Shirley (diamond at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Wed 08 May 2002 - 10:59:58 IST
On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 10:46:15AM +0100, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> > Now sure i could simply copy the cd's, or even buy them, but there's no
> > good reason why i should have to.
> Surely a better idea would be to copy all the packages to the hard disk,
> and set up debian (or uprmi on Mandrake etc) to look for packages there?
Indeed it is a good idea, however, there is still no good reason why i
should _have_ to do it.
> That makes it much faster to install packages, and 3 CDs of packages is
> less than 2 gigabytes, which easily fits on modern hard disks... Most people
> probably have more than 2 gigabytes of MP3s =)
In most cases, yes, but 3 of my computers at home don't even have 2 gig
-- "Oh look, it's the Pigeon of Love."
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