Got Gutsy DVDs?

john.godzero at john.godzero at
Sat Oct 27 01:46:35 BST 2007

To All:
The DVD ISOs are indeed needed for some of us.
I, for instance, tend to install it on many of my computers, and
computers not belonging to me.
I guess you knew people like me exist - hence the DVD ISO.
The savings on bandwidth and time are tremendous. I only wish I had a
spare (low power) machine to make a local repository. Not a full repo,
but a squid type box that would cache files on demand.

My 2 cents.


On 10/26/07, Matthew Nuzum <matthew.nuzum at> wrote:
> On 10/26/07, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 11:40:34PM -0700, Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> > > Dear Ubuntu,
> > >
> > > You reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally need some more mirrors for the 7.10 DVDs.
> > > Continual timeouts on (ftp or
> > > http) don't cut the mustard. Neither do 2 day torrent downloads on my
> > > 6MB/s broadband connection.
> > >
> > The primary reason why they aren't mirrored is because of the amount of
> > storage required (just mirroring the CDs is already quite a lot of space),
> > but it's also worth noting that the DVD is not the best choice for most
> > users.
> >
> > The CD is a much smaller download, and contains all of the default
> > applications.  Installing from the DVD produces exactly the same result.
> > The only difference is that the DVD contains additional non-default
> > packages, which must be installed explicitly (add/remove etc.).
> For documentation purposes, let me point out that there are download
> mirrors for the DVDs (on the "complete list of download locations and
> other download options" page linked to from the bottom of the download
> page), but because there are fewer mirrors and because we aren't able
> to use the automatic mirror prober to check for the existence of the
> DVD downloads, this page is updated manually, less frequently than the
> CD download options. (At the time of Scott's original post though,
> there may not have been any DVD mirrors listed yet)
> I've personally burned DVDs and as Matt said, there is no benefit for
> someone like me with a good Internet connection. If there were a
> tremendous benefit they'd be featured more prominently.
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