Re: Debian install breaks on 'Configuring Locales'
From: Simon Kitching (simon_at_ecnetwork.co.nz)
To: John Hechtman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 13:55:50 +1200
On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 09:15, John Hechtman wrote:
> Now I've dl'd the Debian CD iso images and burned them to disks.
> This is with the 'Woody' 30r2-i386 set of seven CD's, plus the updates
Are you intending this installation to be used for a production server,
or for a personal desktop?
If you want a production server, you'll have to persist with Debian 3.0
(aka woody). The install procedure is difficult, but the resulting
installation is very stable and secure.
If you want a desktop, or a more experimental server, then you should
download the installer for the Debian Testing release (aka "Sarge"). The
packages installed are far more up-to-date, and the install procedure is
light-years ahead of the old installer. The only disadvantage is that
the occasional package doesn't work (the dangers of using what is
effectively a "beta" release).
Search for "debian-installer" on the www.debian.org home page for links
to the latest releases.
Note that the installer is just a single CD, and the rest of the OS gets
downloaded over the internet, so you'll need a decent network connection
if you want to do this. There are ways to download CDs of "testing"; see
documentation for "jigdo" which should be linked somewhere from the main
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