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    Update on Debian Installer Status
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, August 29, 2002 – 13:16
    DebianWell, we tried to keep it a secret from you all, just in case it were to cause mass paranoia, but it looks like the secret is out. Work has been steadily progressing on the lovely debian-installer system to replace the ageing, but much beloved boot-floppies. Tollef gives more information on how the work is progressing in his post to the debian-devel-announce mailing list. Working debian-installer is of course a prerequisite for sarge’s release.

    Anthony “aj” Towns, Debian’s release manager, believes the future in having rapid releases is to generate weekly cd images in the form of jigdo files with which people can test the installation of a testing system. Work is progressing on the generation of these files on the debian-cd list.

    More on the sarge release can be found in this article.

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    Subject: ISOs vs jigdo
    Author: lovelace
    Date: Friday, 2002/08/30 – 11:37
    On the debian-cd list, someone (aj?) suggests having ISO images only for the first CD(s). Jigdo images would however be available for all disks.

    I think this sounds like a splendid idea. This should free plenty of gigs for the Debian mirrors, still making it possible for us lazy dudes to install without having to learn jigdo. Besides, last time I tried jigdo in Windows, about six months ago, it didn’t work very well.

    BTW, I miss official netinstall ISO/jigdo images. Is there any work in progress to produce such images?

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    Subject: jigdo in windows is outdated
    Author: thattommyhall
    Date: Friday, 2002/08/30 – 14:29
    i used jigdo from debian and it worked great – there is a warning about the windows version using outdated .jigdo files.
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