Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 15:00 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This howto offers a simple way of creating DVD images of Debian or Ubuntu http/ftp repositories. Ubuntu doesn't offer DVDs ready to download with its main, universe, multiverse and/or restricted repositories. With the contents of this howto you can do it yourself. Having the Ubuntu or Debian repositories on DVD can be useful for those users who don't have access to the Internet where they have their Ubuntu installed but have access somewhere else to download the repository and build and burn the DVDs."
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RE: Hmmm
by Amaranth on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 03:33 UTC in reply to "Hmmm"
Amaranth
Member since:
2005-06-29

Ubuntu offers a DVD download but that only includes the main repository (dunno what they'll do if it becomes too big to fit on one disc). To get all of universe you have to burn (I think) 3 or 4 DVDs worth of packages.

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by sbergman27 on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 05:12 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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To get all of universe you have to burn (I think) 3 or 4 DVDs worth of packages.
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Which is pretty amazing, when you stop and think about it.

Between Main and Universe: 21,000 packages of Free and Open Source software.

We get so used to the fact that we become desensitized.

We've come a long way, baby, to get where we got to today.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 06:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

As impressive as it is, Universe is not supported by Canonical. It's community supported, which I bet usually means taken straight from Debian.

So here's hoping Ubuntu kills off Debian quickly, Debian is dying/not relevant, Ubuntu has so much software etc. etc.[/sarcasm]

If Debian topples under its weight, hopefully Canonical can step up and support Universe. Otherwise They will have done a lot of harm. Bit OT I know, but it's on my mind with so many people hyping Ubuntu and denigrating Debian. They both have their place, so preferable they can continue to exist (and I think they will)

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