Re: Debian 1.3.1 (Bo) ISO files
From: Rogério Brito (rbrito_at_ime.usp.br)
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 09:17:36 -0200 To: email@example.com
On Nov 25 2005, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 12:44:50AM -0200, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > I would think that something like jigdo or a torrent would be more
> > helpful for the community, of course.
> Jigdo is only relevant if the archive is still around to build images
> from easily I think.
Of course, but it seems that at least planetmirror has it archived, IIRC
from other posts.
> > This way, the person providing the "ISO" would not really have to cope
> > with the full upload of the ISO: in the case of jigdo, much smaller
> > files would be sufficient.
> Understood. Where is all this interest in really old versions of
> Debian coming from? At this rate I'll bring a 386 with 4M to the next
> Linux Expo in London _because I can_ :)
Heh, it's cool to have old hardware running well. :-) And not only that,
but it is also a good way of "benchmarking" the current programs (say,
glibc against libc4 or libc5).
And building a (statically built, as you woulnd't probably want to mess
with installation of module-init-tools in such an old distribution) 2.6
kernel for such a beast would be nicem, if possible. :-)
It's all a good learning exercise, to know the limits of our software
and hardware. :-)
Such pet projects are indeed quite cool, IMVHO. :-) For instance, I have
an old PowerMac 8500/180MP here where, with a slow (SCSI) disk, but
still alive. :-)
Official support from its original manufacturer for such beast has ended
quite some ago, but it works perfectly with sarge, for instance. :-)
-- Rogério Brito : firstname.lastname@example.org : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de Homepage on freshmeat: http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/ -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com