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Mar 31, 2001, 23:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

Bill Bennet writes:

The problem with getting Debian is getting Debian. It is a huge distribution with multiple archives and many details to know before getting the right files. If you try to get a CD image for yourself, you can not go and overload any ftp sites because in the main you must use rsync to get a CD image.

I have written some examples for you at this link. If you keep your CD image on your disk then you can update it via rsync and get only the changes made for the update. It is very important to use less bandwidth. The internet is very slow nowadays and every little bit helps. Besides, you actually want to use that blazing fast processor don't you?

There is a very good program for making a Debian CD from a local mirror of Debian. It is the Pseudo-Image Kit and I have included an example of how to get the list for making the CD. Have fun!

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