DVD as repository

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Tue Feb 13 01:40:41 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 06 February 2007 04:46, Joe Hart wrote:
> John L Fjellstad wrote:
> > Edmund Laugasson <ed.lau at mail.ee> writes:
> >> Add this row to the beginning of /etc/apt/sources.list:
> >
> > You shouldn't be adding this by hand.  Use the apt-cdrom utility.
> >
> >>From the man page:
> >
> >        apt-cdrom is used to add a new CDROM to APTs list of available
> >        sources.  apt-cdrom takes care of determining the structure of
> >        the disc as well as correcting for several possible mis-burns and
> >        verifying the index files.
> >
> >        It is necessary to use apt-cdrom to add CDs to the APT system, it
> >        can‚Äźnot be done by hand. Furthermore each disk in a multi-cd set
> >        must be inserted and scanned separately to account for possible
> >        mis-burns.
> It's messages like that that are starting to turn me off of Kubuntu.
> The whole system (I'm sure it stems from Ubuntu) is being dummed down.
> The whole point of a debian based system is that all the configuration
> is stored in plain text files that you can edit.  If you couldn't edit
> them, then why would there be so many comments in them explaining how
> each feature worked.  Take a look at /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf to see
> what I mean.

You can manually edit, but you need to get the disc id straight for it to 
work.  It is easier to use apt-cdrom which gets the correct disc id for you.

Art Alexion

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